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Comment #288729 by Si Mon

Si Mon Mar 2nd 2012, 9:12 PM #

Election year… He won’t do it

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Barack Obama says he's not bluffing on possibility of Iran attack

Barack Obama says he's not bluffing on possibility of Iran attack

The US president said both Israel and Iran recognise that when he says it is “unacceptable for Iran to have a nuclear weapon, we mean what we say.”

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    Favourite Gis Bayertz
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    Mar 2nd 2012, 9:20 PM

    He will

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    Favourite Tigerisinthezoo
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    Mar 2nd 2012, 9:54 PM

    Agree there. Too much of a distraction and too dangerous politically.
    This time next year we could be under the table.

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    Favourite Richard Keogh
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    Mar 2nd 2012, 10:55 PM

    It depends on who is the Republican nominee and how tight the figures are in the polls. US presidents tend to get a bounce when they declare war with the country rowing in behind the Commander In Chief. With the Motley Crew currently in the running for the GOP it doesn’t look like he’ll need the bounce but it could change quickly once they stop attacking each other and turn fire on him. Then there is the large Jewish vote.
    Of course an accidental coming together between Iranian gunboats and the Fifth Fleet in the Straits of Hormuz could change everything far quicker.

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    Favourite Charles Mark
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    Mar 3rd 2012, 12:06 AM

    2-3% is not a large vote.

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    Favourite Joe Shaw
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    Mar 3rd 2012, 12:40 AM

    He wont have to…Israel will do it …. and then he’ll have no choice but to back them, and the US has a strong reputation for re-electing war time presidents. I think an attack will happen before September…

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