Poll not good for iran

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Last updated on August 9th, 2017 at 04:54 am

The LA Times reports:

Despite persistent disillusionment with the war in Iraq, a majority of Americans supports taking military action against Iran if that country continues to produce material that can be used to develop nuclear weapons, a Los Angeles Times/Bloomberg poll has found.

A possessive pronoun is missing in that sentence. Before “persistent”.

Support for a potential military confrontation with Iran was strongest among Republican respondents, among whom 76% endorsed the idea. But even among Democrats, who overwhelmingly oppose the war in Iraq, 49% supported such action.

Numbers in favour of any type of military intervention might increase now that Hamas is elected. It’s all part of Rove’s plan …

Posted by Tim B. on 01/27/2006 at 05:38 AM
    1. Aha!  I knew it!

      Those darn Dutch neocons were placed in Palestine by Rove on purpose.

      Rove, the Machiavelli of the 21st century.  And we are all his puppets.  And damn glad of it too.

      Posted by wronwright on 2006 01 27 at 06:52 AM • permalink


    1. Can’t think of a possessive pronoun, I can only think of an articulate adjective, excuse my French, called “fucking” …

      Posted by Stevo on 2006 01 27 at 08:16 AM • permalink


    1. I don’t know. Perhaps, just perhaps – though this isa long shot – the general public can tell the difference between Iran and Iraq better than journalists?  Iraq may be a flop in the battle ground of public opinion, but Afghanistan isn’t. The score now is 1-1; a tie.

      Ehh, maybe an Iran invasion would make it 2-1 in our favour.

      Though personally I think an invasion of Iran is a waste of money – Iran have far much more near-misses to an indigenous regime overthrow than say, Afghanistan or Iraq. A little fuel and Iran could, at best, be on its road towards a Persian democracy, or at worst, too damn instable that nobody can develop nuclear weaponry on the side.

      I prefer if Syria was overthrown. I mean, Syrian food is a helluva lot better than Iranian…

      Posted by Rajan R on 2006 01 27 at 08:24 AM • permalink


    1. #3 Rajan R:
      Nice ideas, but if you and I really had the solution to the Middle East (don’t forget the other 90% of the world), you would be dining with Condoleezza Rice … BTW, I think she’s an intelligent horn bag …

      Posted by Stevo on 2006 01 27 at 08:36 AM • permalink


    1. Rajan tell us about Syrian food…what’s good?

      Posted by crash on 2006 01 27 at 09:05 AM • permalink


    1. Hands off Condi Stevo. She is mine but don’t tell my wife.

      Posted by Gary on 2006 01 27 at 09:32 AM • permalink


    1. Rajan R—

      Persian/Iranian food is top shelf cuisine, up there with French in my opinion! Alas, to do proper justice to it, one must plan a long leisurely lunch with lots of expensive wine.

      Syrian food is simpler yet delicious, nutricious, and very heart healthy! The grilled meats (chicken, lamb, beef) are lean with the fat cooked away but still flavorful with aromatic spices. The grain and legume based side dishes, while (relatively) blander than say, Persian rice, have interesting textures and are filling without loading a person down.

      In fact, I’ll be having some Syrian take away for lunch today to celebrate Friday: Probably a lamb kebob w/ tahini sandwich on flat bread—loads of fresh sliced tomato, onion, and parsley and a spinich pie on the side because I’m a glutton. Washed down with a minty iced tea.

      Then I shall psychically will Chimpy to hit Baby Assad with a submarine based cruise missile. The Syrian fellow that makes my kebobs would support that, too.

      For any Chicagoans on these boards, check out Pars Cove on Diversey (a little pricey) or the Iranian joints in Anderssonville for great, fairly inexpensive Persian. Great food for a date.

      What were we talking about again?

      Posted by JDB on 2006 01 27 at 10:31 AM • permalink


    1. A possessive pronoun is missing in that sentence. Before “persistent”.

      I’ll take the word “our”, for one hundred dollars, Tim.

      Posted by paco on 2006 01 27 at 11:32 AM • permalink


    1. You got it, paco!

      Posted by Tim B. on 2006 01 27 at 11:34 AM • permalink


    1. The answer, that is. The $100 will remain in a long-term account to pay for eventual global warming-cooling cooling-heating bills.

      Posted by Tim B. on 2006 01 27 at 11:36 AM • permalink


    1. Hah, just wait until Hamas and the Palestinians start killing each other in vast numbers reforming their government.  You’ll see some Doomicrats hotfooting it to the other side endorsing regime change then!

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2006 01 27 at 12:50 PM • permalink


    1. 10: It’s a small price to pay in order to avoid that big flame-out of the earth mentioned in another post.

      Posted by paco on 2006 01 27 at 01:29 PM • permalink


    1. Personally, I think we should invade Venezuela. They’ve got lots of oil, they’re a lot closer, and their food is a lot better.

      Posted by Oafish and Infantile on 2006 01 27 at 07:08 PM • permalink


    1. No. 13, Oafish and Infantile, please STOP talking about the VRWC’s next plan! And if you mention that Chavez is going to be bred with Margot because the HQ needs new gargoyles, it will be all over with you!


      Posted by MarkL on 2006 01 27 at 07:24 PM • permalink


    1. MMMM food -must be lunch time…

      Posted by crash on 2006 01 28 at 12:52 AM • permalink


    1. Although I love most of the mid-east and beyond’s cuisine, I have to say that while Syrian and Persian food is wonderful, my favorite war-torn cuisine is Afghani.  In fact, Karzai’s family owns two great Afghani restaurants, both named Helmound, one in SF and one in Boston/Cambridge.  Afghani food tends to be somewhat like Persian with a wee bit of Indian influence, yum!  But if you want great mid-east cuisine try just about any Armenian restaurant in the LA area (I know, more of a caucas region, but the food is very similar).  They use more lemon and garlic than the Lebonese or Syrians….

      Posted by AnnNY on 2006 01 28 at 09:28 AM • permalink


    1. I want what she’s having.

      Posted by crash on 2006 01 29 at 10:20 AM • permalink


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