After two extremely long and expensive wars the American people find themselves with the prospect of yet another war in the Middle East. Ironically, the argument for war with Iran is the exact same logic behind the 2003 invasion of Iraq; namely, nuclear proliferation. How should the United States deal with Iran? Can the United States afford another war? Can the United States afford a nuclear armed Iran?
However, the most important question not asked is how much of the Iran debate is motivated by politics. 2012 is an election year and the highest office, the presidency, is up for grabs. As such, much of the debate concerning Iran is geared at rallying a particular candidate’s base instead of a well thought-out policy geared towards keeping America safe.
- Ron Paul: US obsessed with ‘act of war’ on Iran (presstv.ir)
- If Sheldon Adelson Wants War with Iran, Let Him Go Fight in It (zwingliusredivivus.wordpress.com)