Why do you include the entire North and South America? South America is not involved in this conflict. Neither is Canada. No. This "conflict" bordering on a war (God protect us if it happens) involves the United States and Iran. That's it. Iran has been baiting the United States. The United States has been baiting Iran. It's like a personal thing really. An oil giant and a Super Power.
Still, the threat of nuclear war scares ALL of us
Many in the United States may well want a war with Iran.
But I would be willing to bet they would NOT want this type of war if their sons and daughters and fathers and mothers were called to be involved in it.
Furthermore, many in the United States wish all of this nuclear war/weapons talk would just go away. But that is not to be. The United States is too deeply entrenched in its reputation as a "world power" to back out at this point.. That is not to say that the United States will attack Iran. We remember once again, that Iran is an oil giant also. But unlike Iraq, its people (at least in their viewpoint) are not under another Saddam Hussain.
Ahmadinejad may be a despot of sorts but he is also a devout Muslim. Not an extremist in my view. Not westernized either, but then that is true of many countries in the Middle East. And George Bush notwithstanding, "converting to a democracy" just isn't in the cards for many of these people. Not now. Perhaps not even fifty years from now.
I believe Iran has the right to seek alternate forms of energy. I also believe that through democratic endeavors, Iran would be willing to open its "nuclear" doors to someone they trust. But who they trust does NOT include the United States.
And in responding to your question, I am a United States citizen. And for a plethora of reasons not ALL expressed here, I'd hate to see the United States involved in another war.....
just as I would hate to see another Iraq .....
with dead US troops marching
cadavars bringing up the rear......
· 1 decade ago