I hope this thread dies quickly so that 27jd cant suck up points for such an ignorant analogy....(yes i just gave you points...LOL)
27jd, why do you think the cuban missile crisis was the CLOSEST point ever for going into a conflict with the soviets...
Its because Kennedy DIDNT back away, he stood up for the USA and its interests KNOWING then that the Soviets might try to run the blocade and that
shooting would start...
this was a very real potential and he knew it...it was a HUGE risk
far far greater than Bush attacking Iraq ever was.
With their lack of concern or respect for pretty much the entire world body,
It is the Presidents job to look out for American interests FIRST weather or not it peeves other countries off or not.
While diplomacy IS a PART of the tools available to a president, so is a millitary option...one would be preffered, but this doesnt rule out the use
of the other.
The point of the Cuban crissis AND Iraq is that diplomacy will only get you so far, and at some point, in order to defend American interests, any
President may have to consider the millitary option...again regardless of what some other nations might wish we might/might not do.
Even up to the point of knowing that both we and our enemies will be vaporized....otherwise, at what point do you allow America to be threatened and
let it slide? There is NEVER a point where this capitulation should occur as then our enemy wins and we are what...not America any more.