War in Iran is “not a game!”

(Credit: AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

After four years of bashing the President about government spending as he tries to bail the nation out from the mess that Republican President George W. Bush got us into, Republican candidates are now bashing him for not jumping into a war with Iran.

President Obama continues to maintain peace the best he can through diplomacy and strict sanctions, but GOP candidates apparently believe that America should drop bombs first and ask questions last.  Did any of these candidates witness the Bush administration’s years in the White House?

In an address to a pro-Israel group meeting in Washington, Mitt Romney declared that, “as president, I will be ready to engage in diplomacy, but I will be just as ready to engage our military might.”

Is he implying that the President isn’t willing to engage in military action when necessary?  Did he forget who got Osama Bin Laden after a Republican President chased him for eight years?

This attitude that America is the super power that should flex its “military might” anytime anyone in the world does anything against our policies is the attitude that makes America the most hated nation in the world.

President Obama has flexed enough power already with the implementation of some of the strictest sanctions ever and at this point there is no reason to jump into a war that will further cripple our economy.

It is also funny that all of the GOP candidates are blaming the Obama Administration for gas prices to try to win votes of people who aren’t smart enough to understand that the accusations are ridiculous yet every one of them is ready to start bombing Iran immediately, which would send gas prices easily into the $5.00 range.

Only Ron Paul, who I normally disagree with, is intelligent enough to understand that Iran is not an immediate threat and that diplomacy, not the immediate use or threat of force is needed.

If diplomacy fails, then let’s put the military into action.  But at this point it would not be wise to go in with guns blazing.  The President’s response was exactly right when he said that “war in Iran is not a game.”

President Obama went on to say “When I see the casualness with which some of these folks talk about war, I’m reminded of the costs involved in war; I’m reminded of the decision that I have to make, in terms of sending our young men and women into battle, and the impacts that has on their lives, the impact it has on our national security, the impact it has on our economy.”

Let’s not forget that even though we’re in an election year and it’s easy to get caught up in a campaign and winning, we still have a nation to run and we must continue to do what is in the best interest of our nation and put the politics aside.

I think it’s important for everyone in America to understand that the two-party system is supposed to be there for checks and balances, not to create two Americas. 

Let’s start working together instead of fighting each other based solely on party affiliations.  God Bless the USA

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