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The Case Against War with Iran

*Editor’s note: this article is to be read in conjunction with The Case for War with Iran.

On paper, the cost of war can be measured in dollars, lives, hours, operations, and intelligence; but it is beyond the scope of any government to truly understand what it costs for a solider to never walk or run again, to never meet their newborn child, to have that child grow up without a parent, to deal with PTSD, or to watch a best friend be killed in action. The United States has paid so much, and it is time we quit looking for another war. Just in the lifetime of our oldest generation our military has freed Europe, China, the pacific islands, South Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, and helped the causes of many people in places like Bosnia, South America, and Africa. Is it not time to find peace? We do not need another war; we do not need to attack Iran unless first attacked. We cannot so quickly forget how much our nation went through in Iraq, and continues to go through in Afghanistan. Read the rest of this entry

The Case for War with Iran

*Editor’s note: this article is to be read in conjunction with The Case Against War with Iran.

President Obama was clear with his declaration: the United States will not hesitate to use military power to ensure the safety of the world, and our allies against Iran if we are left with no other option. Many people, Republican primary candidates included, believe we are already at that point, and we may be. Iran has defied unilateral international commands for decades, and refuses to give up their ambition to develop a nuclear weapon. If this happens it would be one of the most dangerous scenarios in the history of our nation. Prime Minister Ahmadinejad has publically stated that Israel must be wiped off the map on multiple occasions. He has applauded terrorist attacks on Jews and Christians alike, and his government has funded terrorism for years. It is not an uncommon event to hear Ahmadinejad call for the extermination of Jews, and threaten to attack Israel. All of the evidence the Iranian government has leads us to believe that if they obtain a nuclear weapon they would surely use it either against Israel, or the start a war with Israel and the allies of Israel. Read the rest of this entry

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