Originally posted by zurvan
Do we want to realise this simulation?
Originally posted by el_madmaster
You would think it is up to the people. But when you consider facts like Al Gore won the popular election and Bush completely ignores polls on Iraq
and stem cell research, it becomes more evident that power to the people isn't exactly true in all cases.
All true, Bush & Co. have no interest at all in what the American public, the congress, or anyone else thinks. They do as they will to further their
agenda of money and power.
However if, as Awake and All Seeing wrote, literally 1,000,000 americans showed up at the door and handed him his pink slip (forcibly, if necessary)
he wouldn't have a lot of choice in the matter. The return of being "ridden out on a rail". Not a bad idea, actually.
To bad I don't know a million people.
As to whether Iran will go for the pre-emptive first strike, I think it's a distinct possibility.
I don't think Iran is as militarily inept as a lot of people here seem to think, and the possibility of a
submarine-based missile attack
gives them, I think, the capability to attack
the US directly, not just our interests in the middle east.
Actually, one could hardly blame Iran if they did
initiate a first strike.
As it becomes more and more obvious that Bush & Co. are gearing up to hit them, it would just make sense to disrupt the massing of forces in the
Sometimes, the best defense is a good offense, and Iran knows that Bush has no problem launching his own "pre-emptive" strike. I know if I had an
ever-growing group that wanted my blood(oil), I would wade in and start swingin' before the group got to big to handle.
Come to think of it, why hasn't
Iran launched a first strike?