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Oh God! …

From YNET news (italics mine):

During his testimony at his Senate Foreign Relations Committee confirmation hearing to replace Donald H. Rumsfeld, Gates was asked about Iran’s nuclear program and President Ahamdinejad’s threats to wipe Israel off the map. Gates replied that the Iranian president’s threats were serious, but that there were greater forces in Iran than Ahmadinejad who are interested in nuclear ability as a power of deterrence against nuclear countries surrounding them – Pakistan in the east, Russia in the north, Israel in the west and the United States in the Persian Gulf.

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