Note how GaryO is of the opinion that Iran should have nukes to deal with
Israel.... Why he thinks that a nation that denies the holocaust and wants to
kill every Jew they can should have Nukes is a question best left to the reader
We can use military force at any time. We are working toward a peaceful
solution. This is good. The Israeli lobby should stop interfering with United
States foreign policy. America First!
Craig Clarkyou REALLY think a group that condones and encourages
suicide attacks would flinch at their own destruction if they could destroy
Israel? the mullahs mist likely have some means of self-preservation from an
early warning system. They will use others to accomplish their desires.
Thid Barker,Forget the vitriolic nonsense we hear from Iranian
demagogues, Netanyahu, or right wing commentators on U.S. radio and television.
If Iran were to attack Israel, it would leave Israel no choice but to use its
nuclear arsenal to obliterate Iran in a single day. Iran’s governing
Ayatollahs know that and they’re not that stupid.
@ Craig: Bad guess since Iran has already said the destruction of Israel is
"Non-negotiable". Then guess who is next on their list? And guess what
they will need to accomplish both? If you said nukes, you would be correct!
Projecting weakness only emboldens them!
Hey, Dan Perry, I'm an old guy, but I would surely like to go back to the
days when reporters reported the news instead of commentators insisting on
presenting to the public their personal bias as though it were verifiable
truth.Not many things I resent as much as having some self-appointed
newspaper person tell me what to believe.Don't tell me what to
believe; just report the news and let me as your reader form my own opinion. The news media have become as outrageous as what we used to accuse the
press in the old Soviet Union, Nazi Germany etc. No wonder the
newspaper industry suffers from a lack of credibility with the public that
exceeds what it has ever been before.Even the old "yellow
journalism" of the past was no worse than the media's news reporting
we're exposed to today!Besides all that, American journalists
are probably the worst ever in history as to their writing skills.It's as though English courses were never, let alone learned when they
pursued their journalism degrees.
"....Why do you think Iran wants nukes?"______________________________The most obvious reason is to make
Israel and other potential regional adversaries afraid to attack them.Projecting U.S. weakness is never an issue when U.S. forces are sent into
combat. Negotiations to find long term resolution to problems takes no less
fortitude but requires more patience and hard work.
Tolstoy What projects weakness is when one branch of the government
(executive) ignores another branch of government (congress) in direct violation
of the Constitution.GaryObamaBO’s “harsh sanctions
on Russia” are doing NOTHING to influence Putin’s behavior, other
than having Putin threaten to withhold oil and gas exports to our European
“allies”. louie,how do you know the republicans
do not agree? The constitution requires senate consent for any treaties –
but we know liberals do not care about the constitution.I do not
know enough about the treaty to say whether it is good or bad. I DO know (from
a prior DN article) that the FRENCH did not think it went far enough in
restricting Iran’s sponsorship of terrorism. Based on that, my
pre-conception is the deal is not as good as it should be. But then when a
swift-boat captain with a dubious military record is your head negotiator, we
should not expect too much.LOU,I have no objections to
allowing the Israelis to send over a few planes to take out Iran’s nuke
sites. I suspect BO has told them WE will shoot them down if they try.
we just now hear the Saudis' are in agreement with the progress and terms
of the Deal. All the major countries in the world are for this agreement except
Netanyahu and the republicans. We know how smart they are or have we forgotten
War? Why do you think Iran wants nukes? DUH!
@Thid Barker; Do you have an extra child you care to sacrifice for another war
or two? Why is it always those who gave the least cry the loudest.
America is weaker and our enemies are stronger! DUH!
If...If only a re-Publican had made this same deal, it would be
perfect to all people, at all times, in all places, everywhere.
GWB was worried about America appearing weak and ended up showing the world our
ignorant, stubborn, and callous style. An agreement with our allies is better
than none at all. If we choose to go alone our actions will be not be nearly as
effective as they would be if we act in unison with our allies.
I have to say that most of the comments on this piece appropriately point out
what ludicrous nonsense this article is. This can't be said strongly
enough. Add to this the fact that this is not a U.S. negotiation, but an
The GOP's solution to everything is military engagement, whether it makes
strategic sense or not. There's a pathetic admiration for any macho bluster
-- which is why so many Republicans are in love with folks like Putin and
Netanyahu. Common sense goes out the window when you have a big man crush.
@ toosmartforyouGive me a break! Putin's nation is falling
apart over sanctions and falling oil prices... are you saying we should have
sent in the troops? Please, America is so sick of GOP wars abroad. We need to
be more wise about use of our military and be less trigger happy from the
"good ol' Bush-Cheney days."The reality is if Obama
gets a treaty in place with Iran -- it will be another "win" for him,
and the GOP hates it when Obama wins and puts the GOP (again) on the wrong side
Heytoosmartforyou -"Why is everyone worried about the US being
perceived as being "weak?" I mean, look at how Obama stood up to Putin
in the Ukraine....."Exatly. Obama, the community organizer,
organized the international community to impose harsh sanctions on Russia.And Russians are suffering. But the Russians are predominantly
nationalists now. All thoughts of international cooperation evaporated with the
Communist era. And Russians still overwhelmingly support Putin.I
guess you must be saying that we should have been men about it and just nuked
them all, right?Of course, that would have brought about WW III, and
aside from the crews in nuclear subs submerged deep in the world's oceans,
there probably wouldn't be much left of humanity right now.But
it would be worth it, right?
"If you push me towards something that you think is a weakness, then I will
turn that perceived weakness into a strength.""Fear the soft
spoken man.""Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The
most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.""The weakest of character cry foul. The strongest of character move
forward.""You are strongest when other think you are at your
weakest point.""He hung from a cross dying, he changed the
world."A few quotes, some barrowed some original, to help those
of little faith.
Why is everyone worried about the US being perceived as being "weak?" I
mean, look at how Obama stood up to Putin in the Ukraine.....
Except nothing would project weakness quite like sabotaging our own deal.
What projects weakness is when one branch of the goverrnment (congress)
actively works to undermine another branch of government in the middle of a
delicate and possibly very volitial negotiation.
The premise of this column appears to be that America is omnipotent, we should
be a very forceful agent for good throughout the world.Reading the
reactions to this preliminary agreement with Iran on a reliably right wing
website, a common theme seems to be the US should just nuke Iran, or let Israel
nuke Iran. Presumably we should have nuked Putin over the Ukraine issue, and
nuked Syria, and while we're getting our return on our investment from the
Manhattan Project, maybe we should nuke ISIS, too?Are people really
this delusional about what we should do? Maybe Obama should just
announce an agreement with Superman to solve the world's problems, then
when it doesn't happen, conservatives can blame Hollywood.
Are we in ancient Rome, or modern America?Yeah! Let's go to war, kill
people, destroy the land,collect more slaves, assault and steal more
women! Yeah! Haven't we evolved to the point where we can use our
brains and intellect in dealing with people who will never be able to get along?
“But if, as critics contend, the agreement ends up projecting U.S.
weakness instead, that could embolden rogue states and extremists alike . .
.”That’s just idiotic.So we supposed to be
worrying about foreign nationals mistaking sanity for weakness? . . . Well let
them. People can think what they want, can’t they?Our
greatest weakness was demonstrated very well by the GW Bush administration. Our
inclination to resort to military might without thinking is our greatest
weakness. We HAVE the big stick, but we forgot how to walk
softly.NONE of our goals were met by the idiocy of the GW Bush
administration and the war hawks who insisted we attack a nation for NO good
reason, and embroil ourselves in a hell of our own making.The
Islamic State would NOT exist if it were not for our show of power in the Middle
East. And still, there are nonsensical articles polluting the web.Who really respects a vicious bully?Hitler’s Germany was
quite formidable, wasn’t it? They were not about to show any weakness . .
. Until the world turned against them, pulverized them, and killed millions of
their civilians. Let's learn from history.
This article is nonsense.Without an agreement, Iran will continue to
build toward a bomb no matter what sanctions we put on them. North Korea did it
even while their people starved. With this agreement, Iran promises
to cut its capabilities to the point they cannot produce a bomb. And Iran is the
most inspected country in the world. We will know if they fudge. This writer is simply trying to question America's "manhood."
Real men resist this kind of taunt.