Originally Posted by RayManKiller3
What are you talking about? Most sane people already realize Iran would not use the nuke if it obtained one, that is not the concern the west has about it. U.S politicians even know this despite their stupid rhetoric. Are you forgetting if U.S feels like Iran will attempt to get it, they will attack them? The only thing holding U.S back is the fact that we are not sure if they are trying to obtain it. It will be 100% obvious if they did try to obtain it in the near future even if they throw out all IAEA inspectors.
U.S won't make a slip like another North Korea, not in the Middle-East region. U.S surely will attack if it felt Iran was going to. Iran wouldn't be able to get one.
Don't forget Russia and U.S did this as well.
The United States will not attack Iran to prevent her from acquiring nuclear weapons. Geo-political realities discourage American military action. A bombing raid would have to be intensive and prolonged, lasting 2 to 3 weeks, and even then, may not work. The lesson of Iraq, the last preventive war launched by the United States, is that Washington should not choose war when there are still other options, and it should not base its decision to attack on best-case analyses of how it hopes the conflict will turn out. Iran is no Grenada, Panama, Somalia, Haiti, Bosnia, Serbia, Afghanistan or Iraq. In all of these examples, the U.S. military defeated an adversary incapable of competing with superior American land, naval, and air forces. The Iranian military is far
more competent and capable, and after watching the war in Iraq for a decade has a good understanding of U.S. tactics and strategy.
Add to all of this Americaís economic difficulties and the war-weariness of the American people, and any American government will prefer economic sanctions against Iran to the uncertainties of a military strike. And what is true for the Obama administration will be true for a Republican administration. For the United States, determining what a nuclear weapons-free Iran is worth is critical. Had the American people understood the costs of Iraq before the war began, itís unlikely they would have given their consent. Given the current economic woes of the country, that cannot happen again.
In the unlikely event that we attack, I would probably be among the first to go - would you?