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Cheney: U.S. Will Not Let Iran Go Nuclear

They are super-mean about them now, but maybe, just maybe, one day peaceniks in America and Europe will recognize George W. Bush and Dick Cheney as the men who prevented World War Three. Surely then they would be deserving of a Nobel Peace Prize?
History will no doubt be kinder to Bush and Cheney than The New York Times is today.

Cheney: U.S. Will Not Let Iran Go Nuclear,
The Associated Press, Oct 21, 5:17 pm
LEESBURG, Va. (AP) – The United States and other nations will not allow Iran to obtain a nuclear weapon, Vice President Dick Cheney said Sunday. “Our country, and the entire international community, cannot stand by as a terror-supporting state fulfills its grandest ambitions,” Cheney said.
He said Iran’s efforts to pursue technology that would allow them to build a nuclear weapon are obvious and that “the regime continues to practice delay and deceit in an obvious effort to buy time.”
… While he was critical of that government and President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad, he offered praise and words of solidarity to the Iranian people. Iran “is a place of unlimited potential and it has the right to be free of tyranny,” Cheney said.
Cheney’s words followed President Bush’s warning last week that a nuclear Iran could lead to “World War III.” At a news conference, Bush had suggested that if Iran obtained nuclear weapons, it could lead to a new world war.
“I’ve told people that if you’re interested in avoiding World War III, it seems like you ought to be interested in preventing them (Iran) from having the knowledge necessary to make a nuclear weapon,” Bush said.

Tom Gross — Tom Gross is a former Middle East correspondent for the London Sunday Telegraph and the New York Daily News.

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