Poll Says Give Diplomacy a Try Then Bomb Iran

October 6, 2009

(ChattahBox) — I think a lot of people feel as I do that Iran is jerking us around and feigning diplomacy as a stall tactic, while moving forward with trying to create nuclear weapons.  Last week, Iran agreed to enter into discussions with the U.S. and other members of the UN Security Council and Germany, and agreed to allow an inspection of the new enrichment facility outside Tehran. Iran also agreed to meet with negotiators for the U.S. and other UN members later this month. Despite the progress, the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press survey seems to indicate a majority of Americans are skeptical of diplomatic efforts to get Iran to abandon its nuclear program and support a military strike should these efforts fail.

The survey by the Washington-based group, found that, while 63 percent support direct negotiations, 64 percent believed they would fail, and 61 percent support military action. In the Pew survey, while 78 percent said they would approve of tougher economic sanctions on Iran, 56 percent said they didn’t expect the measures would persuade Iran to drop its nuclear program. The result included majorities of both political parties — 71 percent of Republicans and 51 percent of Democrats — as well as 66 percent of independents. Twenty-four percent said it was more important to “avoid military conflict.” The poll was conducted Sept. 30-Oct. 4 among 1,500 adults, with an error margin of plus or minus 3 percentage points.  Meanwhile the White House and Congress have been discussing new tougher sanctions on Iran, but without complete international cooperation, they can and will be circumvented and therefore fail.  I think it’s impractical though too think we can bomb every country that thumbs their nose at us and sets off to make nuclear weapons. So while I can totally relate to the polls majority sentiment, somehow we have to find a way to get countries like China and Russia to work for the good of the international community.


2 Responses to “Poll Says Give Diplomacy a Try Then Bomb Iran”

  1. whatsso4me on October 6th, 2009 7:35 pm

    The Iran crises is uniquely alarming in that it now appears that Russia has been working toward equipping Iran with nuclear weapons for the purpose of unleashing nuclear blackmail, and perhaps a nuclear attack, on the West – by proxy. Russia would only risk such action if it felt cornered – that the continued survival of Russia was dubious, given all the factors at play in the world. Joe Biden may be accurate when he said that it would only be a matter of time before Russia collapses. But Russia has no desire to fail quietly and will go down swinging, if at all.
    If this analysis proves correct, the US will be attacking Iran very soon – all of the diplomacy we see is just pure deception, on the part of the US government, being played out against the enemy. Obama’s wavering in Afghanistan will be seen as part of a US troop redeployment effort in preparation to wage war against Iran. Obama being ‘furious at’ General McChrystal for criticizing the administration is then simply a deceptive skit meant to fool the Iranian Mullahs into believing that the US is focusing on Afghanistan – not, rather, preparing to attack Iran.
    Assuming that Iran has indeed been discovered to be a partner of Russia in a plot to topple the West by nuclear blackmail and/or nuclear attacks, the role of Russia as a legitimate and recognized negotiator in significant world affairs is doubtful. Unless there is ‘regime change’ in Russia, we should count on a drastic revival of the Cold War, complete with the weekly sound of air raid sirens being tested for functionality.

  2. Ashley on October 7th, 2009 5:20 pm

    The results of the study are somewhat surprising me to considering the ongoing wars in Afganistan. Maybe its because I’m a young college student, and the army is enlisting people on campus as we speak- but all this war is getting old. However, I understand that the problem is much larger and complicated that I can understand, and its better to be safe than sorry. http://www.newsy.com/videos/iran_with_new_attitude

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