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Old March 6th, 2012, 11:45 AM   #1
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President Obama discusses new steps to support homeowners and their families as well as the situation in Iran.

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Whatever he said, I hope he does not participate in attacking Iran. It wouldn't matter to me if he or any president attacked them 40 years from now.
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Whatever he said, I hope he does not participate in attacking Iran. It wouldn't matter to me if he or any president attacked them 40 years from now.


Take a look at FROM MOSKIT TO MiG: Check Out Iran's Fearsome Military Arsenal.
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Did anybody catch the CNN interview with Sarah Palin last night? Here she was in Alaska, and she is wearing a polo shirt with the National Rifle Association logo on the right side of it. She's got the sexiest eyeglasses I've ever seen.
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He (the president) was out there being the adult in the room again, showing the rest of the world that he is in charge here, not these wacko republican candidates vying for the nomination and beating the war drums. And apparently it worked. As Iran's Supreme Leader responded to it and he very rarely does that kind of thing. That is a good sign. And the real experts on Iran are saying that Netanyahu is wrong to claim that Iran is just months away from a weapon. That is patently false, and even his former Mossad leadership is saying so publicly, which is also rare.
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He (the president) was out there being the adult in the room again, showing the rest of the world that he is in charge here, not these wacko republican candidates vying for the nomination and beating the war drums. And apparently it worked. As Iran's Supreme Leader responded to it and he very rarely does that kind of thing. That is a good sign. And the real experts on Iran are saying that Netanyahu is wrong to claim that Iran is just months away from a weapon. That is patently false, and even his former Mossad leadership is saying so publicly, which is also rare.


I heard a clip of an audio of 60 Minutes on L.A.'s KNX-1070 yesterday. Lesley Stahl had a conversation with one of the former Mossad leaders and he said the it would be stupid of Israel to attack Iran. I concur with that.
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He (the president) was out there being the adult in the room again, showing the rest of the world that he is in charge here, not these wacko republican candidates vying for the nomination and beating the war drums. And apparently it worked. As Iran's Supreme Leader responded to it and he very rarely does that kind of thing. That is a good sign. And the real experts on Iran are saying that Netanyahu is wrong to claim that Iran is just months away from a weapon. That is patently false, and even his former Mossad leadership is saying so publicly, which is also rare.


I heard a clip of an audio of 60 Minutes on L.A.'s KNX-1070 yesterday. Lesley Stahl had a conversation with one of the former Mossad leaders and he said the it would be stupid of Israel to attack Iran. I concur with that.


That is the man that I am referring to and he also said that Iran was not months away from a nuclear weapon, but two years at least. Good find!
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He (the president) was out there being the adult in the room again, showing the rest of the world that he is in charge here, not these wacko republican candidates vying for the nomination and beating the war drums. And apparently it worked. As Iran's Supreme Leader responded to it and he very rarely does that kind of thing. That is a good sign. And the real experts on Iran are saying that Netanyahu is wrong to claim that Iran is just months away from a weapon. That is patently false, and even his former Mossad leadership is saying so publicly, which is also rare.


I heard a clip of an audio of 60 Minutes on L.A.'s KNX-1070 yesterday. Lesley Stahl had a conversation with one of the former Mossad leaders and he said the it would be stupid of Israel to attack Iran. I concur with that.


That is the man that I am referring to and he also said that Iran was not months away from a nuclear weapon, but two years at least. Good find!

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Perhaps, there exists more clarity regarding that conversation:



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Media Distorts Former Mossad Head’s 60 Minutes Interview on Iran



By: Yori Yanover



Published: March 9th, 2012

Latest update: March 11th, 2012




When even the very outfit that conducted the interview with Meir Dagan misrepresents what the man actually said, it provides an opportunity to identify agenda driven reporting.



Here’s the CBS News headline for their promo of the Sunday night 60 Minutes interview with Dagan:



Ex-Israeli spy chief: Bombing Iran a stupid idea



Now, to be fair, Dagan has been a cool voice on the issue of whether or not Israel should bomb Iran’s nukes, and so it is tempting for some to see his call for Israel’s leaders to count to 30 before speaking, as a statement of support for Obama’s view of diplomacy before war.



On January, 2011, Dagan, who was retiring from his post as Mossad chief, told the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee that he did not believe Iran would have nuclear capability before 2015.



And so, in Lesley Stahl’s interview with Meir Dagan, part of next Sunday’s “60 Minutes,” she brings up the quote in which he supposedly said that bombing Iran now is “the stupidest idea” he’d ever heard.



Except that’s not exactly what he said. A May 8, 2011 NY Times article reports: “Israel’s former intelligence chief has said that a strike on Iran’s nuclear installations would be ‘a stupid idea,’ adding that military action might not achieve all of its goals and could lead to a long war.”



And the same article continues with a quote from Dagan, speaking at a conference of senior public servants, saying that he declared that “Iran must not be allowed to produce nuclear weapons,” and advocated “covert means of setting back the Iranian program.”



Indeed, this is how Dagan responds to Stahl’s question regarding the “stupidest idea."



Dagan: An attack on Iran before you are exploring all other approaches is not the right way how to do it.



In fact, the same promo page on CBS News confirms:



Dagan also told Stahl he thinks it’s a mistake generally to make this situation an Israeli-Iranian issue. It should be an international issue. Somehow the Saudis should be encouraged to speak up and pressure the United States. And what he would really like to happen is that Israel sits back, and the Americans do it for the Israelis. It would then be internationalized. He knows that Israel will be attacked whoever does it, but they’ll be attacked less and what he’s most worried about is the retaliation.



In other words, Dagan does not think attacking Iran today is necessarily a bad idea, if the threat is high enough, he only thinks it’s a bad idea for Israel to do it – because a coalition attack on Iran would achieve far superior results.


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