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Something to Say-World blog is a forum where I can vent and share my strong viewpoints with the world, and get feedback from others, whether they are pro or con, for or against my positions. The main thing is that we engage in a thought provoking discussion with hopes of seeing the world in a more clearer and different light than we did before initiating our intellectual dialogues. __________ MOTTO:Committed To Relentless Pursuit Of Hidden Truths -Globally-

Monday, September 24, 2007

GENERAL ABIZAID'S RECENT VIEWPOINT ON A NUCLEAR IRAN! Will his Common-Sense Outlook Prevail or Will That Of The Trigger-Happy And Deceptive Neo-Cons?

(Photo: AP News/Yahoo News)

General’s Abizaid’s recent common-sense viewpoint about the U.S. and the world living with a nuclear Iran was sweet music to the ears. Reason being is that finally someone with credible moral, ethical and military authority is saying publicly what many reasonable thinking peoples have been touting for sometime. This blogger being one of them, proudly, I must admit.
The significance of the General’s bold comments is that he is not just expressing his own views, but those of general officers that are still on active duty and other retired generals as well.

The General stated, as reported by Robert Burns, AP Military Writer: "There are ways to live with a nuclear Iran," Abizaid said in remarks at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a think tank. "Let's face it, we lived with a nuclear Soviet Union, we've lived with a nuclear China, and we're living with (other) nuclear powers as well."

To me this “profound” statement is the most practical and realistic counter-argument to those neo-conservatives-both inside and out of the Bush administration-that are calling for an inevitable tactical military strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities before Bush leaves office in January 2009.Just as in the misguided, poorly thought out and inefficiently planned 2003 invasion of Iraq, the same recklessness and irresponsibleness is being exhibited by some of the same neo-con war-mongers that were instrumental in influencing President Bush to invade Iraq in the first place. Now they are on the move again. I often ponder just who are they actually looking out for and representing; the nation, themselves and/or certain international companies? Certainly, with their failed record, they cannot claim to be espousing principles that are in the best interest of the USA as a nation, and its peoples as a whole.

But now the primary question is: Whether President Bush will once again allow his ears to lean solely in the direction of the neo-cons, such as Vice-President Cheney, as he did during the intense deliberations leading up to the decision to launch an ill-fated invasion? Thus, rebuffing the wise counsel of a proven warrior and statesman such as retired General Colin Powell, former Secretary of State and Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, respectively, who advised him-purportedly- against the invasion.

There are times I wonder if Mr Bush, during his private moments of reflection, wishes he had listened to Colin Powell? He probably will never admit publicly that he regrets not taking the former secretary of state’s advice more-to-heart, and with more in depth forethought that clearly was warranted. Irrefutably, if he had, he wouldn’t find himself -and most of all the USA- in the Iraq fiasco that has become an embarrassing reality and an albatross as to the ultimate outcome of his presidential legacy. Again, who will the President listen to on how Iran should be dealt with in respects to its objective of pursuing a nuclear capability? You decide!
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