I think it's interesting how Obama has attempted to follow FDR's efforts but with much less legislative success. Due to the uncertainty, the bad law, and just the nasty anti-business attitude coming from the White House, businesses have been putting off investment and hiring for quite some time. But I imagine that will improve greatly in 2013, if Obama should be voted out.
Ridiculous! Businesses are putting off hiring because there is no demand. If these businesses had demand they'd be hiring, uncertainty, law, and the White House's attitude be damned. Your assertion to the contrary is clearly politically motivated.
Stuxnet was an attack on industrial control systems used in Iranian nuclear power plants. Are you implying that US nuclear power plants are not considered key infrastructure? And that a cyberattack bringing down that infrastructure would not be considered an act of war?
Stuxnet was an attack on the centrifuges. Iran has no nuclear power plants to harm, in fact we have OFFERED them nuclear power plants. A lie, and then a straw man argument. You're not arguing honestly.
So if the United States sabotages Iranian efforts to develop nuclear power, and they have an energy shortfall which results in 100 preventable deaths of Iranian civilians who were on life support, this is just as bad as if the Iranian cyber-warfare division deliberately cut the power to a US hospital and 100 American civilians on life support died?
We and other countries have bent over backwards to offer Iran access to nuclear energy. If that's all they wanted they could have had it a decade ago, for cheap. No, they wanted to enrich uranium to make a nuclear weapon. When we blew up those centrifuges, we did it using computers AND NOBODY GOT BOMBED.
And before you get your jimmies rustled about those poor people in that energy starved hospital, may I remind you that Iran is one of the world's biggest oil producers. I think it might just be barely possible they could make up this imaginary shortfall with some of that oil.
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