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Perle: Bush Will Attack Iran If Necessary
Newsmax ^ | January 22, 2007 | Newsmax

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.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: achmadinejad; bush; imanutjob; iran; israel; militaryaction; neocons; neoconservatives; netanyahu; richardperle; sanctions; usa
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1 posted on 01/23/2007 10:58:30 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: 3D-JOY; abner; Abundy; AGreatPer; alisasny; ALlRightAllTheTime; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; ...

PING!


2 posted on 01/23/2007 10:59:19 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Dont overestimate the decency of the human race. H. L. Mencken)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

True dat.


3 posted on 01/23/2007 11:00:00 AM PST by onyx (DEFEAT Hillary Clinton, Marxist, student of Saul Alinsky & ally and beneficiary of Soros.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

"Bush Will Attack Iran If Necessary"

He flying a bomber or something?


4 posted on 01/23/2007 11:00:29 AM PST by L98Fiero (A fool who'll waste his life, God rest his guts.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I thought Perle was out of government. How would he know?


5 posted on 01/23/2007 11:02:54 AM PST by bnelson44 (Proud parent of a tanker! (We are going to win!))
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Perle the squirrel


6 posted on 01/23/2007 11:06:42 AM PST by dc-zoo
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To: L98Fiero
He flying a bomber or something?

"I'm a pilot. I belong in the air."

7 posted on 01/23/2007 11:06:59 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Dont overestimate the decency of the human race. H. L. Mencken)
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8 posted on 01/23/2007 11:08:14 AM PST by Cagey
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

ping


9 posted on 01/23/2007 11:09:52 AM PST by unkus
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Hope so....little nancy p would have a kitten.


10 posted on 01/23/2007 11:11:41 AM PST by gulfcoast6
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

LOL! Bill Pullman's agent must have dirt on every producer in Hollywod. How that guy gets roles, I'll never know.


11 posted on 01/23/2007 11:12:54 AM PST by L98Fiero (A fool who'll waste his life, God rest his guts.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

"..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?


12 posted on 01/23/2007 11:19:55 AM PST by 353FMG (I never met a liberal I didn't dislike.)
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The logic escapes me

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.

13 posted on 01/23/2007 11:25:03 AM PST by piceapungens
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

This is news? Sub out the word "Iran" for any nation on this planet, and read it again.


14 posted on 01/23/2007 11:26:23 AM PST by Steel Wolf (As Ibn Warraq said, "There are moderate Muslims but there is no moderate Islam.")
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To: 353FMG
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.

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.

15 posted on 01/23/2007 11:28:37 AM PST by Domandred
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Unfortunately this case will be very hard to make after the Iraq WMD debacle.


16 posted on 01/23/2007 11:30:42 AM PST by I Like Lincoln
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To: unkus

pong


17 posted on 01/23/2007 11:35:15 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Dont overestimate the decency of the human race. H. L. Mencken)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

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?


18 posted on 01/23/2007 11:42:59 AM PST by DAC21
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To: I Like Lincoln
Well we already have this:

Kucinich Warns Bush Not to Attack or Destabilize Iran or Syria

And I think Biden made the same kind of statement but I can't find the thread.....

19 posted on 01/23/2007 11:44:07 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks; lancer256
And :

Biden & Co. Lack Seriousness on War

20 posted on 01/23/2007 11:45:45 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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