Sunday, January 28, 2007

Bush 'would order the necessary military action' against Iran

Richard Perle, or the Prince of Darkness to some, believes that of George Bush.

TEL AVIV — Israel and the United States have begun their annual strategic dialogue, designed to focus on the Iranian threat.

Richard Perle, a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and former member of the Defense Policy Board, said President Bush would not allow a nuclear Iran. Perle, who for years was regarded as a voice of conservative strategists within the Bush administration, said
the president would be prepared to help an Israeli operation to destroy Iran's nuclear facilities.
"The U.S. position is that if there is going to be action against Iran's nuclear infrastructure, it is vital that it succeed," Perle said.

"The worst is a failed military action that leaves Iran with a nuclear capability or close to a nuclear capability. I have very little doubt that this president would order the necessary military action," he said.

Officials said Israeli and U.S. teams began talks in Tel Aviv on Jan. 21. The dialogue focused on Iran's nuclear program but also included such issues as counter-insurgency and arms exports control.

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Pastorius said...

I agree with Richard Perle.

Do you?

Hell, I think Bush was doing everything he could to get Israel to go after Syria during the Hizbollah War. Olmert has a tin ear though.

Thing is, I don't think Bush will sit back and wait for Olmert to take care of this problem. I think Bush will do it himself, if he has to.

Epaminondas said...

As long as we are READY for what comes the next hour after this.

There is no escape from the 'Hinge of Fate'

Pastorius said...

I think you and I agree that it has been proven by now that there will be no easy way out of this war. The liberals have locked every door. The only way out now is all-out war, and the only way that is going to happen is if things get really, really bad.

So, bring it on.

Anonymous said...

Perle has been a busy man of late. He also covered the Iran situation last week at a forum for a new PBS series, "America at a Crossroads." Apparently, he had some heated words with Thomas Ricks of the Washington Post.

One of the documentaries in the series looks particularly interesting, "Case for War: In Defense of Freedom." It features Perle defending the Iraq invasion and an aggressive US foreign policy against the likes of Richard Holbrooke and Pat Buchanan. Here is background,