'Bomb Iran' billboard's real message just the opposite

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  • m.g. scott LAYTON, UT
    Feb. 27, 2012 10:30 a.m.

    Re: Liberal Crank

    You think we've elimnated a lot of jihadists without losing any soldiers? Most of that elimanation has taken place in Iraq and Afghanistan, not Libya. And what Libya will become is not yet determined. They could end up more radical than before. And if you think it such a good idea to "elimanate" these bad guys, then you certainly should be in favor of doing it in Iran, (as long as we don't lose any soldiers that is.) And if you read the latest, Russia ain't exactly our ally in these matters. And remember, it was Bush, not Obama that set up the elimination of Bin Laden and others. Obama has merely continued Bush policies, which he was not supposed to do. You should be mad at him for going against his campaign promises. Remember, like Bush, he surged the Afghanistan operation too. Which way to you want it?

  • Iron Rod Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 27, 2012 6:58 a.m.

    Go to the web site mentioned on the Billboard.

    When you read on the web site what it is all about you will understand.

    It was designed to attract your attention which it did.

    I for one am proud I contributed money.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    Feb. 26, 2012 8:31 p.m.

    I thought it was a GOP campaign ad.

  • A Liberal Crank santaquin, UT
    Feb. 26, 2012 2:33 p.m.

    I don't feel this is an over reaction considering our history. The saber rattling and chest thumping from pundits and politicians on the right sounds eerily similar to pre-Iraq. People need to understand that supporting your troops should involve much more diplomacy and much less "We'll put a boot in your..." (pardon my "patriotism") If you watch any FOX news you would clearly understand the cause for concern. The reason we are not as involved in the situation as much as many would like is the same reason the US could help eliminate Ghaddafi and not loose one US soldier, kill Osama, kill Al Qaeda's #2 and many many more jihadists at large, successful arms reduction deal with Russia (START); Obama.

    These military successes were accomplished while practicing doctrines contrary to the practices of the other side of the of the isle. No sacrificing of soldier's lives for the sake of war-mongering-profiteers and oil contractors. Not to mention it all happened during a presidency where grossly unessential military spending will be decreased and over 100,000 soldiers are home where they should be and deserve to be.

    I am vet and find it hard to see my brothers and sisters in the military being exploited for profit and politics. I appreciate the message of the billboard more than I can express. I greatly appreciate the more passive, thoughtful, diplomatic and respectful approach taken by President Obama and his administration. We owe as much and more to OUR service men and women.

    -Another sort of hero, is the one who averts the need for any heroics.

  • UtahVoter Spanish Fork, UT
    Feb. 26, 2012 1:34 p.m.

    I'm one of the in-state contributors to this billboard. I think it's an important conversation to engage. Especially the fact, as Connor mentioned, that the *best* way to support our troops is to avoid sending them away from their families into needless wars of "pre-emptive" aggression.

  • AmPatriot Taylorsville, UT
    Feb. 26, 2012 5:11 a.m.

    "Bomb Iran" is just a metaphor for what we used to be able to do as a world power.

    Of course we all know we can't do that now, we are broke and don't have the money to fight anymore wars or even occupy a country as a peaceful influences in any country anymore. We have spent our way in to a government based on debt and poverty that is so severe we can't borrow a dime. We have disbanded our military might and replaced it with costly mercenaries spying on american citizens and each other and building trillion dollar information centers to house the warrant-less American civil prisoners of the mercenaries.

    In a few months most of the world will really get the inside as our government continues to decline any involvement in world affairs or security. We have become and advisory nation for the world. We are a country without any defense or the ability to defend our democracy. We are no longer an example of pride or industry or an economic development. However we have become a living example of the decline of an empire by using chaos and occupation to defeat it.

    We are so broke that our president is out to destroy commerce and free trade by his green energy shut down process by eliminating oil or gas for transportation. Once the trucks stop rolling, our socialist conversion will be complete, and only the federal government can get gas and oil to keep its machines running.

  • ouisc Farmington, UT
    Feb. 25, 2012 7:49 p.m.

    Billboard seems like an over-reaction. The U.S. seems to be not be so involved. We aren't in the war room with Israel; Iran is not too concerned about what the U.S. has to say or what we request in our letters; the "economic sanctions" we are playing with Europe to alienate the Iranian people is hardly a discussion point.

    Israel is beating the war drum. The U.S. is on the outside, hardly even looking in.