Tuesday, September 28, 2004

New foe for our overextended military?

Well at least our military won't have far to travel. Iran has recently announced that it is starting to renew tests on uranium to convert to a gas suitable for enrichment to weapons grade. However Bush has made it clear that "our position is that they won't have a nuclear weapon." Now, Iran having nuclear weapons probably is pretty low on our wish list, and to give Bush credit, he does say that we will do our best to resolve the situation diplomatically, but he also seems to suggest that if that fails we will go to war with Iran. I don't see how we are going to manage a second war when a significant portion of our armed forces are stuck in the Iraq quagmire.

The frustrating thing about this situation comes when you consider whether Iran would have bothered trying to enrich uranium if we had left Iraq alone in the war on terror. The situation we now have is that two of the three members of the infamous "axis of evil", Iran and North Korea are actively pursuing nuclear weapons that the third member, Iraq, has NOT been interested in since the first gulf war, and didn't have a chance in hell of making!! And the main reason they are doing this, in my opinion, is that they were labeled 'evil' and fear that they will be the next victim of Bush's failed foreign policy. If we did not have our military committed in Iraq we would have the ability to make a show of force significant enough to prevent Iran and North Korea from their pursuits. And if we had never labled them as members of the axis of evil, they would not have been scared them into thinking that the only way to defend themselves was to develop nuclear weapons.


2 Comments:

At September 29, 2004 at 11:51 PM, Blogger Sean P. McBride said...

Glad to see we're already starting to think of this as a "second" war... Afghanis-where?

I think this Iranian press release hinges on Tony Blair's recent keynote speech. Where he apologized for the incorrect information regarding Iraq. Given this slight weakening, along with the fact that his speech was interrupted more than once by anti-war protests shows that the US President doesn't even lead Britian. Rather the Prez lead Tony Blair. Or so Two-Faced-Tony says when we ask him...

 
At October 1, 2004 at 9:48 PM, Blogger Curtis said...

Yeah... you can't really say we are at war with Afghan any more. Considering we took almost our entire military and sent them to Iraq. Well hey! We have afghan warlords to take care of afghan anyways...

 

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