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Wednesday, March 08, 2006


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Iran aggressively pursues these weapons and exports terror, while an unelected few repress the Iranian people's hope for freedom.
States like these, and their terrorist allies, constitute an axis of evil, arming to threaten the peace of the world. By seeking weapons of mass destruction, these regimes pose a grave and growing danger. They could provide these arms to terrorists, giving them the means to match their hatred. They could attack our allies or attempt to blackmail the United States. In any of these cases, the price of indifference would be catastrophic.

We will work closely with our coalition to deny terrorists and their state sponsors the materials, technology, and expertise to make and deliver weapons of mass destruction. We will develop and deploy effective missile defenses to protect America and our allies from sudden attack. (Applause.) And all nations should know: America will do what is necessary to ensure our nation's security.

We'll be deliberate, yet time is not on our side. I will not wait on events, while dangers gather. I will not stand by, as peril draws closer and closer. The United States of America will not permit the world's most dangerous regimes to threaten us with the world's most destructive weapons.
-- George W. Bush, State of the Union address, January 29, 2002
The longer we wait to confront the threat Iran poses, the harder and more intractable it will become to solve... we must be prepared to rely on comprehensive solutions and use all the tools at our disposal to stop the threat that the Iranian regime poses.
-- U.S. Ambassador to the UN John Bolton, March 5, 2006
The regime in Tehran also continues to defy the world with its nuclear ambitions. Of course, this matter may soon go before the U.N. Security Council. The Iranian regime needs to know that if it stays on its present course, the international community is prepared to impose meaningful consequences. 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. (Applause.)
-- Dick Cheney, March 7, 2006
The US has the power to cause harm and pain. But the US is also susceptible to harm and pain. So if that is the path that the US wishes to choose, let the ball roll.
-- Ali-Asghar Soltanieh, Iran's ambassador to the IAEA, March 8, 2006
I think that provocative statements and actions only further isolate Iran from the rest of the world.
-- White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan, March 8, 2006

You know what really bugs me, aside from all of the crap above? CNN (and many other media outlets) attribute Scottie's inane and insane babblings to the "U.S." (CNN headline: " U.S.: Iran remarks 'provocative'") There are a lot of things wrong with this country, and a lot of people way off the deep end, but Bush, Cheney, Bolton and McClellan are the worst of the worst, and do NOT speak for most of us. And aside from their fellow deep-enders and a few dozen sellout world leaders like Blair and Musharref, the Bushies are the ones who are isolated from most of the world. Probably 95% of the world's population knows that Bush is the biggest threat to world peace.