http://worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/asia/lgcolor/ircolor.htm

Those who talk of bombing Iran (the nutty President of France to Cheney) had best take a close look at the map of Iran and surrounding countries (website above) — particularly the Strait of Hormuz which passes close to Iran and through which ships bringing out oil from Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iraq, etc. and taking in military supplies to Iraq must pass. Iran has the wherewithal easily to make this an unpasaage through which nothing could travel!

The United Nations versus U.S. conflict over approaches to Iran’s nuclear development program has an eerie similarity to what we were hearing about Iraq’s (non-existent) WMD which Bush used to justify his mad war there.

Needless to say Bush and Sarkozy are hopefully blowing in the wind. There are 3 times as many Iranians (about 75 million) as there are Iraqis and we are totally bogged down in Iraq and Afghanistan now. Yet another ‘war on terror’ might just finish off our military as well as bust our already stressed out national budget, let alone destroy respect for the U.S. anywhere in the world.

Let us pray to whatever g-ds that Bush and Israel will lay off and let the UN handle this one per the NY Times report below.

Report on Iran’s Nuclear Activity Exposes Split
By ELAINE SCIOLINO and WILLIAM J. BROAD
The I.A.E.A. report has exposed a new divide between the
United Nations inspectors and the United States over how to
contain Iran’s atomic program.

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/31/world/middleeast/31nuke.html?th&emc=th

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