Even then, I suspect a huge uproar from millions of Americans who know a war with Iran would be an absolute economic disaster, caused by the destruction of the oil infrastructure in Iran. There's a good reason the world would turn against the US & Israel, more so Russia and China, who would turn Israel in to confetti sea of rubble.
You mean the 2004 election? The terrorist attacks and the recession made Americans want a really strong military, Busch was a strong incumbent coming out of the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
What do politicians genuinely want? Yes, votes! Afghanistan was popular, Iraq was kinda popular, any war today would just seem an extremely unpopular decision.
Meh, Greece's debt issues shouldn't be the biggest economic issue
04 of course. (can't believe I made that error - fixed now...gah)
Unpopular = yes.
However, a lot of Americans give credit to Obama for getting Osama. (not saying I do but a large majority do)
Who better to get us though another war then the man who was able the capture the most wanted terrorist? You'd be surprised how many blind votes Obama would get.
I don't see China getting involved. China has been quiet for a long time and they don't seem to help or hurt others. China stay'd out of Korea and refused help to Japan in their recent disaster (I think I'm right on this). China is owed a lot of money and I highly doubt they would do another in the near future. They seem to stay on their own while growing in numbers. *far as military strength*
Russia is and has always been unpredictable but I don't see them wanting to get involved over us helping Israel. We may not be loved or even liked for that matter but I don't think Russia would have a problem with us for going to war with Iran.
It's stupid for us to even help Israel in the first place as not like they deserve it but it's be ever stupider for other country's to spark interest in it as well. I don't think Asia or Europe would get involved even if there was a attack on US soil. I just don't see these country's starting another world war. They have to be smarter then that now.
World War 2 was a different time and completely different issues. Not to mention technology now is far more advanced to the point missiles are accurate and no more 'blind' bombings. I don't see this big enough to start a world war. I do believe if we go to war there will be a attack on US soil and sadly Banister Complex would be a target but I don't see anyone else making advances.
Greece is not a big problem but the Euro will take a hit. It will have a small reaction world wide.
Edited by Amber L. Winchell, 06 November 2011 - 11:27 PM.