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You keep framing question to get me to say I am defending Iran
Each time I've said I don't support Iran.
As I've said many times before, I've never defended Iran. If Saudi Arabia and Israel decide to nullify their nuclear program,
I couldn't agree with it, I'm not Iranian,
You are defending Iran in that statement by bringing in outside factors . My question was about Iran not Iran Saudi Arabia and Israel . That’s why I called it a song and dance .
Are you afraid I’ll go back in your history and find something ?
Probably not this time around.
This topic always comes up when there is a presidential election, especially if there is a Republican incumbent the media hates. See GW.
originally posted by: TheSteppenwolf
The Trump administration does not want war, according to Pompeo, but them and their allies will not hesitate to deal with any threat to the people, the sovereignty, the territorial integrity and vital interests. Bribing the fire-breathing mullahs isn’t going to cut it.
They were responding to comments Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made in a May 21 classified briefing for members of Congress that suggested that the Authorization for Use of Military Force, or AUMF, passed by Congress three days after 9/11 could provide a legal basis for a war with Iran.
Pompeo reiterated that the US believes it was “unmistakable” that Iran was responsible for the attacks, in an interview with Fox News Sunday. He stressed a need for diplomacy and said American officials are reaching out to their foreign counterparts.
“President Trump has done everything he can to avoid war. We don’t want war,” he added.
“The United States is going make sure that we take all the actions necessary, diplomatic and otherwise that achieve that outcome,” Pompeo said.
originally posted by: Bluntone22
a reply to: AnakinWayneII
The United states hasn't declared war since 1942.
The September 11 terrorist attacks occurred eight months into Bush's first term. Bush responded with what became known as the Bush Doctrine: launching a "War on Terror", an international military campaign that included the war in Afghanistan in 2001 and the Iraq War in 2003.
War Powers. Article I, Section 8, Clause 11 of the U.S. Constitution grants Congress the power to declare war. The President, meanwhile, derives the power to direct the military after a Congressional declaration of war from Article II, Section 2, which names the President Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces.
Have you ever in your life answered with a yes or no?
I’ll answer your question. You didn’t ask it in the form of a yes or no question by the way .
Who say’s we are serving Saudi Arabia and Israel’s interest ?
We are serving our own interest .
Iran has a GDP half that of Texas.
They possess no ICBM's at the moment, and are years away from getting to that point, they are also years away from getting their hands on a nuke.
we go to war with Iran, we will have to borrow tens of billions at best with a strategical strike, and trillions at worse if it manifests into a full scale war, which it likely would after they attack our assets in Iraq where they have a heavy foothold.