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How do you think it might change if US forces were badly damaged by the dastardly Iranians? Sure, it could go either way, but if you've got nothing to lose and everything to win ...

And don't start getting all defensive about it: it's not as if it's unique to USians - look at the crap Europe is taking from its leaders.

by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Thu Oct 25th, 2007 at 04:42:20 PM EST
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I can just see 24 hours a day the legend "The new 9/11" streaming across the bottom of tv screens, with all the blame being put upon the revolutionary guard.

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Thu Oct 25th, 2007 at 04:46:20 PM EST
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That sort of nationalism will play, yes, but will be countered by the American public's current distaste for war, which started ratcheting up after the 04 election, and was definitely on display in last fall's election.

you are the media you consume.

by MillMan (millguy at gmail) on Thu Oct 25th, 2007 at 04:58:07 PM EST
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That's not going to lead to impeachment or mobs with pitchforks though, which is where this started. Americans may be most peeved, but they won't do anything.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Thu Oct 25th, 2007 at 05:02:09 PM EST
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That comes during the next depression. I don't know who is going to get pitchforked, though. We live in dangerous times.

you are the media you consume.

by MillMan (millguy at gmail) on Thu Oct 25th, 2007 at 05:20:56 PM EST
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