Aug 31 2006
President Bush said today there “must be consequences” for Iran’s “defiance and delay” in responding to U.N. demands it stop enriching uranium.
In a speech to thousands of veterans at the American Legion’s national convention in Salt Lake City, Bush blamed Tehran for aggravating the situation in both Iraq and Lebanon with its material support of extremist groups in both countries. He also accused Iran of denying basic human rights to millions of Iranians.
“We know the depth of suffering that Iran’s sponsorship of terrorists has brought,” Bush said. “And we can imagine how much worse it would be if Iran were allowed to acquire nuclear weapons.”
“There must be consequences and we must not allow Iran to develop a nuclear weapon,” Bush said. He said the world faces a “grave threat from the radical regime in Iran.”
After 9-11 I travelled to Europe to meet with my UK co-workers and I predicted we, America, would clean up the ME – especially Iraq and Iran. My British friends were shocked and unconvinced (not any more of course). I explained that after 9-11, with our $200B yearly surplus in SS revenues, there is no excuse not spending our treasure in an effort to save American lives. It would be inconceivable to pay off our debts to wealthy US Note holders and not do something about terrorism. I was correct and the logic was inexcapable. A movie I do not like all that much did have one great line in it that applies to these situations, as it does now. I will paraphrase it.
“It is not hard to do the right thing. It can be hard to know what the right thing is to do. But once it is clear what the right thing is, it is impossible not do it.”
As much as we do not want it to happen, as much as we wish the Mad Mullahs and the Prophet President of Iran would wake up from their insanity, there will not be a nuclear armed Iran. And Bush will allow the Reps to lose both houses of Congress if that is what the price we must pay. Because losing elections pails in comparison to the Armeggadon Ahmedinejad wants to unleash on the West. A few retired Rep Pols is nothing compared to millions upon millions of dead people. The logic is still inescapable.