October 22, 2007

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On Monday's Hardball Chris Matthews talked with Jim Walsh from MIT and Joshua Muravchik from the American Enterprise Institute to discuss Iran and whether or not the U.S. should attack. In what was one of Matthews' more palatable segments, he grills Muravchik, who says he doesn't care when we attack Iran just as long as we do it soon because, in his words, there are no alternatives.

Both Matthews and Walsh fail to mention Sunni militants, supported by Saudis, who are actually responsible for the majority of attacks on U.S. soldiers and the fact that the Bush administration doesn't seem to want to acknowledge it. Walsh did warn that invading Iran would be a giant mistake:

Walsh: "...It would be extremely costly. I mean, if you liked the war in Iraq, you would love the war in Iran. Whether it's battlefield deaths in Afghanistan or Iraq, because you know, Iran's not gonna just going to sit there and take it; they're going to come back after us. If we have an IED problem today, just think imagine what it's going to be like..."

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