That's what scares me...Cheney's recent 'upgrade' of his threats. Couple his statements with that of the 'resident in the oval office' and Cheney's 'meaningful consequences' become something quite 'serious'. He is escalating his rhetoric towards war with Iran. His words will inevitably lead to bombs....
"The Iranian regime needs to know that if it stays on its present course, the international community is prepared to impose meaningful consequences. (Applause.) For our part, the United States is keeping all options on the table in addressing the irresponsible conduct of the regime. (Applause.) And we join other nations in sending that regime a clear message: We will not allow Iran to have a nuclear weapon." full transcript
"Given the fact that Iran has a stated policy that their objective is the destruction of Israel, the Israelis might well decide to act first, and let the rest of the world worry about cleaning up the diplomatic mess afterwards," Cheney stated in 2005
According to Dennis Ross, Middle East envoy of H.W and Clinton, Cheney's remarks are weighty...
"The Iranian regime needs to know that if it stays on its present course, the international community is prepared to impose serious consequences," Cheney said. He did not specify what those consequences might be, or whether they would include military action.
Cheney made his remarks in a foreign policy speech during a conference on the Middle East sponsored by the Washington Institute, a research organization. During the 25-minute talk, he also took aim at Syria, accusing it of using "bribery and intimidation" to influence coming elections in Lebanon, and he made the case, as he has in the past, for the administration's muscular approach in prosecuting terrorism suspects.
But his most serious comments were aimed at Iran, which he accused of being "the world's most active sponsor of state terrorism." IHT
Experts at the conference said the vice president's language, while stopping short of threatening military action, seemed designed to prepare Americans for the administration to make moves in that direction if Iran does not cooperate. Bush has said in the past that the United States will not "tolerate" a nuclear Iran, but Cheney's construction, that the world "will not allow" a nuclear Iran, seemed to go a step further.
"it does have implications." IHTAmerica, Cheney is rocking out, Bush is warning of WWIII if Iran goes "nuklr", Rice is threatening a new Cold War with Russia, we are in two wars and a third considering the over arching '100 year war OF terror' Bush has promised. Can we really afford to START WWIII? Do you remember Cheney's 'Quagmire' video in 1994?
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