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Published: Saturday, January 14, 2006 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, January 13, 2006 at 11:19 p.m.
It's interesting to contrast the current situation in Iran with that in Iraq prior to the U.S. invasion.
With regard to the latter, President Bush has admitted that the decision to invade was based on faulty ("wrong") intelligence regarding WMDs, 9-11 connections, etc.
In fact, Iraq was no threat to our security.
So now Bush is saying we are at war there trying to create "a political process that says (sic) to all Iraqis the future belongs to you."
The Bush "logic" seems to be that if a wrong decision is made, then it can be righted by defining a different reason for making it, irrespective of whether the reason is viable or not.
What's happening in Iran now (enrichment of uranium for "research," but which can also lead to nuclear weapons) is a potential threat to our security that we, with the United Nations, should be monitoring while organizing a real coalition to confront it should that become necessary.
However, with the burden of the Iraqi war and the alienation of the U.S. it has caused, as well as other domestic problems, e.g., "Ab(ramoff)scam," the Bush administration cannot be in a position to effectively deal with the Iran situation.
Let's just hope that Bush does not make another "logical" decision regarding it.
Jerry G. Fossum, Gainesville

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