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Consequences of an Attack on Iran are no Joke   

Foreign Policy - 02 March, 2012
Author: Marsha B. Cohen

A grim joke made the rounds in late 2002 and early 2003, in the lead-up to the US invasion of Iraq. The version I recall went something like this:

President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney go into a Texas bar. Over a couple of beers they plan the invasion of Iraq, taking out Saddam Hussein and taking control of Iraq’s vast oil reserves. The big question, though, is how Americans might react to their starting another war, with victory still elusive in Afghanistan. They decide to do an impromptu sampling of public opinion, and invite an average, all-American looking guy standing at the bar to join them for a friendly drink.
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Source : Kuwait Times  
Date : 2014-10-23
The fact that His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah was named by the United Nations as a Humanitarian Leader was an honor to Arabs and Muslims, Iraqi...
Amir patronizes KFAS awards ceremony
Source : Kuwait Times  
Date : 2014-10-23
His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah patronized and attended Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) awards ceremony for 2013....
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Date : 2014-10-23
In continuation of inspection campaigns in various areas, a police force inspected Fahaheel Industrial Area, said security sources. The sources added that the campaign resulted in arresting 63 people for...
Health Ministry warns women of breast cancer 
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Date : 2014-10-23
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Al-Otaibi thanks interior minister for humanitarian gesture
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Date : 2014-10-23
Opposition politician Kassab Al-Otaibi conveyed his thanks and appreciation to Minister of Interior Prince Mohammad bin Naif for sending a medical plane to take his father from Al-Jouf to Riyadh...
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MP proposes testing maids before they are recruited
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Date : 2014-10-23
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Date : 2014-10-23
The Ministry of Health is currently considering vaccinating camels to counter the spread of the deadly MERS virus as it claimed another life on Wednesday....
Syrian academic disowned by her family for IS link
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Date : 2014-10-23
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Joint Kuwaiti-Egyptian forum cements bilateral ties
Source : Kuwait News Agency  
Date : 2014-10-23
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Min. of Health to use air medical services shortly: official
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Date : 2014-10-23
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Date : 2014-10-23
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Date : 2014-10-23
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