The "When will George W. Bush bomb Iran?" Prediction Pool

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  1. Knave

    Knave Member+

    May 25, 1999
    The Question
    On what date (month/day/year) will George W. Bush bomb Iran?​
    The Rules
    - Closest pick without going over wins.
    - Date determined according to EST.
    - Range of valid dates: Today through Inauguration Day (9/12/07 to 1/20/09).
    - All picks must be unique.
    - Only one active pick per poster at a time.
    - No takebacks. Once you make your pick you're stuck with it. Unless ...
    - If your choice is surpassed you may pick a new date from the remaining unchosen.
    - The rules are subject to change, deletion or amendment at the convenience of those participating in this pool.​
    The Prize
    Bragging rights and reputation. Maybe even positive reputation.​

    Now post your entry below!
    And give your reasons if you've got any.​

    :D

    ...

    My Pick ...

    Date: March 6, 2008

    Reason: A month after the major presidential primaries and the beginning of the new moon - which is good for bombing campaigns.
     
  2. Chicago1871

    Chicago1871 Member

    Apr 21, 2001
    Chicago
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    June 18, 2008. It is summer time, Ahmadinejad will be caught totally off guard thinking Bush will be on vacation.
     
  3. Sapphire

    Sapphire Moderator

    Jun 29, 2003
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    December 21, 2007

    Friday news dump; Americans too busy shopping for holidays; media primarily covering Americans shopping for holidays; just in time to celebrate Jesus' birthday
     
  4. argentine soccer fan

    Staff Member

    Jan 18, 2001
    San Francisco Bay Area
    Club:
    CA Boca Juniors
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    Hillary will bomb Iran.
     
  5. yasik19

    yasik19 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 21, 2004
    Daly City
    Oct. 31st, 2007.....come on, it's Halloween.
     
  6. Norsk Troll

    Norsk Troll Member+

    Sep 7, 2000
    Central NJ
    Sept. 11, 2008
     
  7. Matt in the Hat

    Matt in the Hat Moderator
    Staff Member

    Sep 21, 2002
    Brooklyn
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Never.
    Do I win yet?
     
  8. DamonEsquire

    DamonEsquire BigSoccer Supporter

    Sep 16, 2002
    Kentucky
    Club:
    Leeds United AFC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Bush twins to join Air Force tech unit in Iraq
    http://www.militarytimes.com/news/news/
    After a couple quick searches of interest. I would say. It will also be in 2008 because it will lead. Or it will fail, the date will never change. This will be it if there is one.

    February 28, 2008

    Target Iran - Air Strikes
     
  9. HerthaBerwyn

    HerthaBerwyn Member+

    May 24, 2003
    Chicago
    If we do bomb Iran what makes anyone think the violence will be limited to Iran. Were I Ahmid... I would have a few dozen squads in the US. They would be outfitted with Rat-Patrol SUVs, RPGs et al. When the first bomb fell on Iran they would put on formal military uniforms. After plastering their Escalades with Iranian military insignia they would attack the Great Lakes Naval Training center and a couple dozen other obscure, unwitting military installations. There is no end to the creative destruction several dozen guys in military uniforms could wreak. Any survivors would be POWs clearly covered by the Geneva Convention. When Bush attempted to treat them otherwise I would go straight to the UN.

    I dont think our Civilian Command Structure has the wit or imagination to recognize the potential domestic havoc any more thqan they recognized the hell Iraq without Saddam would be. Or, perhaps they do and anarchy in the USA fits their hidden agenda.
     
  10. Nick_78

    Nick_78 New Member

    May 9, 2004
    VA
    Club:
    DC United
    My money is on October 18th for no particular reason. But I think they'll use the plan where we fly over Iran, pump fake them with a bombing, then bomb the shit out of Turkmenistan.

    It serves two purposes:

    One, it says to Iran "look what we can do" and "this could have been you".

    And two, those ********ers wouldn't see that shit coming at all. Can you imagine the look on their faces? Comedy gold I tell ya!
     
  11. JayDelight729

    JayDelight729 Member

    Jun 7, 2002
    Section 101
    March is not a bad guess, but I think it will be a later.

    I'll say April 23rd. The primaries will already be decided and the election is still months away, so an Iran conflict would still have time to soothe before the election.
     
  12. NORML

    NORML Member+

    Aug 9, 2002
    Lake Wobegon, MN
    Club:
    NSC Minnesota Stars
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    August 28 2008
    The last day of the Democratic national convention.
    I was gonna go with Sept 3rd; the second to last day of the GOP convention, but Aug 28th would be far better way to overshadow the Dems nominee acceptance speech and perfectly set up the GOP convention.
     
  13. The Gribbler

    The Gribbler Member

    Jul 14, 1999
    Cedar Hill, Texas
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Aww....there went my 'unique' pick. I'll go with August 25th, at the beginning of the Democratic National Convention.
     
  14. Norsk Troll

    Norsk Troll Member+

    Sep 7, 2000
    Central NJ
    You when as soon as "never" is over.


    You might not want to hold your breath.
     
  15. odessit19

    odessit19 Member

    Dec 19, 2004
    My gun safe
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Nat'l Team:
    Ukraine
    July 4th, 2008 - C'mon, it's Independence Day!

    Realistically - not with this administration.
     
  16. daisrael

    daisrael Red Card

    Sep 20, 2006
    Dayton
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Just as soon as they show OBL is working from Iran.
     
  17. Knave

    Knave Member+

    May 25, 1999
    Alright. Please double check you entries.

    The List

    10/18/07 - Nick_78 (you did mean 2007, right?)
    10/31/07 - yasik19
    12/21/07 - Sapphire
    02/28/08 - DamonEsquire
    03/06/08 - Knave
    04/23/08 - JayDelight729
    06/18/08 - Chicago1871
    07/04/08 - odessit19
    08/25/08 - BurnSoccer
    08/28/08 - NORML
    09/11/08 - Norsk Troll

    Disqualified Choices

    argentine soccer fan - As the question would imply "Hillary" is not a valid choice.
    Matt in the Hat - "Never" does not conform to the MM/DD/YY guidelines.
    HerthaBerwyn - Your ideas are intriguing and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter.
    daisrael - Your ideas are are not intriguing and I do not wish to subscribe to your newsletter.

    Now keep those predictions coming!
     
  18. Matt in the Hat

    Matt in the Hat Moderator
    Staff Member

    Sep 21, 2002
    Brooklyn
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I will revise to say 01/20/09 at 3:00PM as it is impossible but closer to the actual answer than anyone elso in this thread has predicted, which is Bush will not bomb Iran.
     
  19. Knave

    Knave Member+

    May 25, 1999
    Given that GWB will be president until noon EST on 01/20/09 and that for the purposes of this pool time of day predictions are irrelevant, I will completely disregard your 3:00PM prediction and put you down for 01/20/09.
     
  20. Matt in the Hat

    Matt in the Hat Moderator
    Staff Member

    Sep 21, 2002
    Brooklyn
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Does that mean that I can win for being the least wrong?
     
  21. yasik19

    yasik19 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 21, 2004
    Daly City
    please change the year to 2008.....I'm busy this year on that date, so can't watch the mushroom cloud live on FOX.
     
  22. Nick_78

    Nick_78 New Member

    May 9, 2004
    VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Well, the first time, yes. But then I believe he will declare that day a national holiday to be celebrated by bombing Iran annually on October 18th.
















    And yes, I'm being sarcastic about this. But not about the Turkmenistan thing, I still think that would be funny.
     
  23. luciusmagister

    luciusmagister New Member

    Feb 23, 2004
    7th Heaven
    This is a macabre poll if I ever saw one. I seem to remember that the rainy season starts in Oct. and goes to about Mar. in Iran with most of it falling between Jan. and Feb. I’ll pick 14 Jan 08 with a premature “Mission Accomplished” speech to follow on 1 May ’08.

    BTW I have nothing against Iran or her people and I certainly don’t want to see their country bombed. I am convinced Bush and his allies are going to do it, however.
     
  24. monop_poly

    monop_poly Member

    May 17, 2002
    Chicago
    PUt me down for Matt's date. Bush won't bomb because -- get this, I'm being serious -- Congress finds a spine.
     
  25. luciusmagister

    luciusmagister New Member

    Feb 23, 2004
    7th Heaven
    Congress to find their collective spine? Seriously? I think they’re too busy with their toe tapping bathroom escapades to be arsed with that. “The voice of the people”? Surely, you must be joking.
     

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