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from the dKos thread as to why they would go to war with Iran:

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Amongst the theories:

  • oil players thriving on high prices. An attack on Iran guarantees skyrocketing prices, however it turns out. Even the current drumbeat of threats and tensions nicely supports prices;

  • they care more than they should as Americans for the situation of Israel. I understand Israelis feeling threatened by Iran (I disagree that it's a real threat, but I understand not wanting to take the chance when you're on the first row), but how much this concern should drive US policy is worth asking;

  • they are bullies and anybody that stickes out needs to be brought down to its proper position. Iran, the Iran of the 1979 embassy hostages humiliation, is the ultimate assault to the goal of this administration not to tolerate any opposition:

  • more than anything, this administration is run by people who genuinely think that force (and favorable balance of power) can solve everything - that's how they function, and they cannot imagine that anybody else would function differently. So they see Iran as a potential threat, and are dealing with it the only way they know.

In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes
by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Thu Oct 25th, 2007 at 11:20:40 AM EST

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