Originally Posted By: Ineligible
What sort of alternative would be war? The US went into Afghanistan, won quick victories, installed a friendly government, and is still stuck there. The US went into Iraq, won quick victories, installed a friendly government, and is still there, trying to get out (and when they do the government is likely to collapse). With Vietnam and Somalia in the background, there are lessons to be learnt, and invading Iran would not seem to be learning them.
Who said anything about an invasion? The issue is the nuclear weapons. A surgical air-strike is the real answer. With our stealth technology, which is now greater than it ever has been, they won't even know we were there until after the fact. We've made such a strike before...remember our friend Momar in Libya? We missed him as he wasn't home at the time, but he got the message loud and clear. So would Iran. Thing is, that wouldn't help out the US economy much. So we'll see which way this administration decides to go.