While war hawks in the United States beat the drum to war with Iran

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One of Israel’s top military chiefs is urging everyone to tone it down. In an interview with Haaretz newspaper, Lieutenant General Benny Gantz said that Iran still hasn’t begun to develop a nuclear weapon and doesn’t think Iran will decide to do so in the near future.

Gantz said that the Iranian leadership is made up a “very rational people” who wouldn’t want to head down that road sparking a conflict. Gantz also said that sanctions against Iran are “starting to bear fruit,” despite previous concerns in Israel and the United States that such sanctions wouldn’t work.

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Why do I have the itchy spidersense feeling that Lt. Gen. Benny may soon have an accident. Never try to stop the next war, the people pushing for it are usually violent psycopaths.

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Why don't we have the itchy rule that those pushing for war are the first ones sent into heavy battle. It would be a great way to deal with some of our violent psychopaths.

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http://www.thomhartmann.com/bigpicture/hartmann-global-power-shift-bric-nations Wake Up indeed

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Quote Karolina:

Why don't we have the itchy rule that those pushing for war are the first ones sent into heavy battle. It would be a great way to deal with some of our violent psychopaths.

My thoughts too. Remember the PNAC Chicken Hawks who pushed for the Iraq and Afghanistan wars were well staffed in Bush's cabinet.

"The list of Bush supporter's in government, in the campaign and in the ideas industry who also had no military service at all, not just no combat, is also relevant: Karen Hughes, Karl Rove, Condoleezza Rice, Richard Perle, Douglas Feith, I. Lewis Libby, William Kristol, Paul Wolfowitz, and Tom DeLay. Oh yeah, and Dick Cheney.

Lead the way folks, show just us how convinced you are about WMDs. The rich start the wars and profit from them, the middle class pays for the wars and fight in them, the poor mainly fight and are among the highest casualty rates in them. Talk about class warfare!

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Quote Choco:Lead the way folks, show just us how convinced you are about WMDs. The rich start the wars and profit from them, the middle class pays for the wars and fight in them, the poor mainly fight and are among the highest casualty rates in them. Talk about class warfare!

I see that as utterly immoral. I would not want to sit at the same table for a meal as any one of Bush's government, campaign and ideas industry BULLIES!

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May Day Mayday! [How odd that some use the phrase as a distress call.]

Celebratory reminder about Ninth Anniversary of two big announcements!

May 1, 2003: "Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said today that 8,000 U.S. forces in Afghanistan have ended major combat operations and will shift their focus to stabilizing and rebuilding the country.

Lt Gen. Kan K. McNeill said he doubted that the size of the U.S. force could be reduced before the summer of 2004, when it will have finished training and equipping between 9,000 and 12,000 soldiers in a new Afghan national army. About 4,500 Afghans have been trained to date (April 2003).

Rumsfeld said their is no comparing the two [Iraq and Afghanistan] conflicts. In Afghanistan, he said, a relatively small U.S. force has been engaged in rooting out the remnants of al Qaeda since the Taliban fell in late 2001."

May 1, 2003: Almost simultaneously, Bush was landed on the USS Abraham Lincoln to give his "Mission Accomplished" speech regarding Iraq - barely seven weeks after the intitial bombing and occupation.

Neither that Administration or the current one has ever indicated that either of these declarations was inaccurate/dishonest/incompetent/misleading,etc. So we obviously have much to celebrate.

How will we ever be able to thank them enough for encouraging everyone to ignore the minor remainder of activity over there and go out and have a good time.

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Mitt cannot claim any foreign policy territory center left, or center right, only far right bomb Iran is left. He could pick Eric Cantor as VP, which would help with VA, and the bomb Iran Jewish sector, and the munitions and armament lobby. Cantor is kind of a weasel that has always gleamed in camera shots, and stays on script. A debate between Cantor and Biden would be interesting.

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/the_dumb_idea_hall_of_fame? 5 dumb ideas. #3 or 4 is the bomb Iran as executed by Israel. If Mitt puts Cantor on his ticket, Israel could insure his election by launching an attack on Iran. Oil prices spike, financials plunge, fox blames Obama, and Mitt wins.

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