|Originally posted by Devi
Probably b/c there getting ready for Iran?
Doubtful, especially with the loon in North Korea still 'running' the show there.
There is *NO* stomach anywhere among the so-called coalition of the willing to take any military action against Iran. And as stupid as you folks think the American people are, there is nothing close to what Dubya and his posse can glom onto (such as Iraq's history of beligerance with its neighbors etc.) to pitch it to the voters...I mean the people.
His gamble in Iraq right now is looking very very shaky (imagine if Blair goes down in UK).
That's not even getting into the fact that militarily would be much much tougher than a sanction-starved Iraqi.
Plus, the clerics in charge seem to have/will soon have problems on the inside: http://www.nytimes.com/2003/06/16/in...st/16IRAN.html
Eye-popping demographic: 70 percent of Iranians are under 30 and a ton of them apparently hate their government.
With regards to the "at least we took Saddam out of power/freed the Iraqi people" blather, I'd wager cold hard cash that a majority of the folks regurgitating this party line 1) didn't give a rat's ass about the Iraqi people lo these many years since Desert Storm (and still *really* don't) and 2) were apoplectic when Bubba and NATO saved many Kosovo Albanians from being liquidated by Slobodan Milosevic's goons, much like their Balkan brothers and sisters in Bosnia et al. were.