Obama says Iran a year away from nuclear weapon

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  • Iron Rod Salt Lake City, UT
    March 19, 2013 6:46 a.m.

    Can some one tell me if we attack Iran and a war starts, How are we going to pay for it? Is it acceptable to borrow another trillion plus dollars from the Chinese for our grandchildren to pay it off? Will we have wild inflation and our government inflate the currency?
    When the Straits of Hormuth are closed what impact will that have on the price of oil and the economy of the US and the World?

    My advise do not plan on our Senators or Congressmen to stop it. Tell me do any of our representatives have family in the military? I do not think so.

  • Badger55 Nibley, Ut
    March 15, 2013 3:54 p.m.

    Some good insight. I still think it is funny that Obama acted like they were so far away from a nuclear bomb during his 2012 campaign, but now says Iran is only a year away. Just another reason not to believe him. I don't understand how other people do not see it.

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    March 15, 2013 1:45 p.m.

    You still have to deliver a dirty bomb. It is not like a strapped on bomb. The Mouse that Roared may sound doable but not as doable as you think for a country such as Korea or Iran. Russian and China don't want those two rogue countries to start a war, just as we don't want Pakistan or India to start a war in their region, either.

    President Carter didn't deal well with Iran in 1978 - 1981 which brings us to today. We had bigger targets on the radar at the time. However, Bin Laden and Russian had their significant times in Iran for 10 years which spring boards for us today with Karzai telling us to get out of Afghanistan with our tail between our legs.

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    March 15, 2013 1:36 p.m.

    As a former nuclear surety officer and one who worked in the Army and Air Force with nuclear weapons, I know what the process is for classified and unclassified for dealing with weapons of that nature. The Cold War definitely fine tuned our skills are dealing with the countries that had weapons of very mass destruction. They were aimed at our country at specific targets and that is why we had nuclear treaties and still attempt at doing so. We had significant foes at the time. We need an executive branch that is knowledgeable and influential in the world that needs diplomacy, not exhibiting the Jay Leno and David Letterman type of diplomacy to the world.

    The world has always had mean guys that try to thwart peace, freedom, and the liberties that can be available on earth. One nation, this nation, is the one that has espoused those desires in people's hearts for over 200 years. We need a President who talks to the people and not down to the people. We need to stand for the principles of freedom and not appear to be wishy-washy and give our foes something that they can chew on.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    March 15, 2013 1:26 p.m.

    These are small countries. They don't pose any threat to us---Barrack Obama 2010

  • J-TX Allen, TX
    March 15, 2013 12:29 p.m.


    You made my point exactly. This is what Romney told Obama in the debates, an assertion that Obama decried as fallacious. Liar then, liar now, liar always.

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    March 15, 2013 12:27 p.m.

    Hey BO!

    they are getting closer and closer.

    You mean your posture of appeasement and dialogue has not convinced them to stop?

  • RedShirt USS Enterprise, UT
    March 15, 2013 12:14 p.m.

    Didn't Obama and Biden mock Romney and Ryan for saying that Iran was on the verge of developing a nuclear weapon?

    Why is it now that they realize that Iran is so close to developing a nuclear bomb? It seems like Romney and Ryan had a better assesment of Iran than team Obama.

    To "JWB" all it takes is a truck and a suicide bomber to deliver and detonate a nuclear bomb. Since the destruction goes for miles, you would definately see a lot of civilians dead.

  • Eliyahu Pleasant Grove, UT
    March 15, 2013 10:51 a.m.


    President Obama isn't fear-mongering. He's delivering a realistic assessment of our risks from a nuclear Iran. While Iran doesn't have the means to attack the US with a nuclear missile yet, they are quite capable of delivering one in an attack on Israel or any of the other nearby countries. Keeping in mind that they follow a religion which now glorifies suicide, it wouldn't even be necessary for a plane to drop a bomb. Just fly into the target and detonate the whole thing, plane and all. It also wouldn't be that difficult for them to load one on a cargo ship or one of their submarines and take out a shipping port, with its nearby towns and cities, anywhere in the world. We're still pretty safe here in Utah, but most Americans don't live here.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    March 15, 2013 8:51 a.m.

    I can't believe the words coming out of his mouth.

    Sad day when a president can't be trusted.

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    March 15, 2013 7:55 a.m.

    With his new Secretaries of State and Defense plus his new CIA-Director, the President is still putting fears into people. Iran may have a nuclear weapon at sometime but they still need a valid delivery system and process. Thankfully, we still have an ally in Israel that has lived with fears and trepidation from their neighbors since 1947 every day. It didn't take long for Pakistan to speak against our drones with all the debate in the CIA-Director hearings. Pakistan is just driving the wedge into this administration to help divide our interests and policies.

  • xscribe Colorado Springs, CO
    March 14, 2013 6:30 p.m.

    Well, that's certainly not very long from now!