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Originally posted by The Vagabond
As I've said, I'd attack their nuclear facilities, navy and airforce without invading, and would simply up troop strength and redeploy our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan temporarily to deter any idea they might have of bringing the fight to us.
We need to check Iran's ability to control the Gulf for about 10 years. During that 10 years we need an extremely aggressive campaign to make America more energy efficient and less dependent on oil.
So my view is that we need to check Iran in the short term, make some sacrifices in our budget, and do what Americans have always had a stunning tallent for- build the biggest, best, and newest stuff in the world in virtually no time flat.
Originally posted by The VagabondGiving Iran some time to absorb modern culture- even if not entirely Western, but especially if it did happen to be western, is going to direct their attention inward, towards their own lot in life and their own country. That's exactly what is necessary to create change there, and to make them cool their jets on the world stage.
Originally posted by The VagabondAs I've already said, I wouldn't let them get nukes. We can bomb their nuclear program every couple of years from now till judgement day if need be and never need to set foot inside Iran.