There is absolutely no evidence that Iran is building a nuclear weapon....just as their was no evidence Iraq was building a nuclear weapon in 2002-2003.
There is absolutely no evidence to support thinking that suggests Iran poses a threat to the U.S.....just as there was no evidence suggesting Iraq posed a threat to the U.S. five years ago.
But Americans don't base decisions of import on evidence anymore, if they ever did,...or at least that's what a recent Zogby poll indicates....
A majority of likely voters – 52% – would support a U.S. military strike to prevent Iran from building a nuclear weapon, and 53% believe it is likely that the U.S. will be involved in a military strike against Iran before the next presidential election, a new Zogby America telephone poll shows. Link
The soonest Iran could have one nuclear weapon, according to the most conservative intelligence, is 5 years. Many intelligence folks peg it at 10 years. Despite crazed and lunatic neo-conservative mouthfoaming to the contrary.....building a f**king nuclear bomb and successfully detonating it ain't exactly bean bag. Ask North Korea.
And even if by some perfect storm miraculous event Iran did build a bomb in the next five years, they don't have the technology to reach the U.S. with it.
If it's Israel 52% of Americans think we must protect...I have one huge question.....two actually... Israel has 100-200 nuclear weapons RIGHT NOW READY TO LAUNCH, why would it be necessary for the U.S. to launch an attack in Israel's defense?
And when was it that Israel officially became the 51st state in our Union?
My title question, "An Insane Nation?", I believe, is one each American needs to ask themselves.
I'll suggest one reason for the Zogby poll numbers.....teevee. The Village people (not those guys) ((but they both do use Knee Pads))....who are the hired stenographers for powerful establishment-right and neo-conservative chickenhawks, have made sure that every night on American voters' teevees there is talk of scary, scary Iran.
The Dick makes a scary, scary comment concerning Iran and teevee Padders repeat every vowel and consonant just as the Dick snarled them. Decider speaks of World War III and Iran in the same sentence and... Christ Almighty....Villagers rush from every kneeling position they're in to shriek on 24/7 loop that WW3 is about to begin. Run for your lives. Condi says, in between shopping for expensive shoes, that Iranian leaders are "lying" and...poof...it becomes an instant fact not to be challenged, or even investigated. The spineless Congress passes a resolution declaring Iran's military a terrorist outfit....no one bats an eye, or asks any probing questions....they simply repeat it endlessly.
Ahmadinejab visits the U.S. for a U.N. speech, speaks at Columbia University and Villager nuts treat the University as an occupied territory full of American enemies.
All of this hysteria, disinformation and meme spinning is being injected intravenously into the national bloodstream by sycophantic Knee Pad servicers and national traitors from the Village. Just like with Iraq.
While I don't hold to the definition floating out there about insanity....the one that says insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results....I do believe that Soviet Union style disinformation and lies repeated endlessly by the scum-suckers we see nightly on our teevees......can leave our nation in a mental state revealing itself in symptoms of insanity, like Zogby's 52% poll findings.
Their is no other sane answer.
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