Skip to comments.Perle: Bush Will Attack Iran If Necessary
Posted on 01/23/2007 10:58:29 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
One of America's most influential neocons says President Bush is prepared to use military force against Iran if he believes it will acquire nuclear weapons.
This past Sunday, Richard Perle, speaking in Israel at the Herzliya Conference, said he had no doubt of President Bush's intentions.
"President George Bush will order an attack on Iran if it becomes clear to him that Iran is set to acquire nuclear weapons capabilities while he is still in office," Haaretz reported of Perle's remarks.
Perle, a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, served as chairman of the Bush administration's Defense Policy Board. Perle had been a strong advocate for the liberation of Iraq in the early days of the Bush administration.
Recently, Perle has been critical of the administration's handling of the war after the successful removal of Saddam Hussein.
Perle argued that sanctions against Iran, pushed by European nations, will do little to stop Iran's ambition to become a nuclear power.
Perle was joined at the conference by former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Netanyahu called for a phased program to address the Iran menace, beginning with economic sanctions and divestment from companies doing business with Iran.
"I call on the world that did not stop the Holocaust to stop investing in Iran to prevent genocide," Netanyahu said, referring to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's comments that the Jewish state should be wiped from the map.
"Bush Will Attack Iran If Necessary"
He flying a bomber or something?
I thought Perle was out of government. How would he know?
Perle the squirrel
"I'm a pilot. I belong in the air."
Hope so....little nancy p would have a kitten.
LOL! Bill Pullman's agent must have dirt on every producer in Hollywod. How that guy gets roles, I'll never know.
"..President Bush is prepared to use military force against Iran if he believes it will acquire nuclear weapons."
The logic escapes me. On the one hand he is willing to use force to stop Iran in acquiring nukes, and yet does not want to control our national borders. Isn't he concerned about the potential ingress of terrorists from Mexico and Canada?
If we do not control our geographical borders, then why bother to monitor traffic across our Atlantic and Pacific shores?
The safety and well-being of Israel is of greater importance to this president than the safety and well-being of the USA. That is the twisted logic at the heart of this presidency.
This is news? Sub out the word "Iran" for any nation on this planet, and read it again.
My wife keeps the doors locked at all times to be "safer". That's good I guess, except that she has the windows and curtains wide open at all times.
Call me crazy but I keep telling her there is no use in locking the doors if the windows are open all the time.
Unfortunately this case will be very hard to make after the Iraq WMD debacle.
Bush needs to attach Iran for a lot less than an Atomic bomb. How about for supplying the terrorist with the SAM that took down our Helo last week?
And I think Biden made the same kind of statement but I can't find the thread.....
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