Sunday, October 03, 2010

To Senator Lieberman -- We Must

When the leader of a hostile nation addresses the UN General Assembley with claims that 9/11 was an inside job committed with the knowledge and backing of the previous presidential administration, it's time to admit the US is dealing with a dangerous nut.

When that nut is also on the brink of acquiring nuclear weapons, it's time to act. Clearly Ahmadinejad and the others who lead Iran lack the capacoities necessary for managing a nuclear arsenal. The temptation to detonate a bomb or two will over-ride all their claims of restraint. Moreover, Ahmadinejad has already threatened the US with nuclear annihilation by announcing how he would direct his nation to respond to a US attack on Iran.

Unfortunately, Iran has a long history of murder and terror in the middle east. Through Hezbollah, it's occupier and controller of Lebanon, we know Iran and Ahmadinejad are more than just big-mouthed idiots hoping to intimidate the right people.

Bottom line, the US could wipe out Iran's nuclear and military threat in a matter of hours. It's time.

Lieberman: Military Force Against Iran "If We Absolutely Must"

by Trish Turner | September 28, 2010

Senator Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., in what his staff is billing as "a major policy address" on Wednesday, plans to deliver a sharp warning for Iran's leadership that military action should remain on the table should the authoritarian regime refuse to halt its pursuit of nuclear weapons.

In a speech on "the Future of American Power in the Middle East," to be delivered at the Council on Foreign Relations, the senator, a senior member of the Armed Services Committee, will "up the rhetorical ante against Iran", according to an aide, and discuss the next stage if current sanctions do not work.

"It is time to retire our ambiguous mantra about all options remaining on the table. Our message to our friends and enemies in the region needs to become clearer: namely, that we will prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapons capability -- by peaceful means if we possibly can, but with military force if we absolutely must," Lieberman is expected to say, according to his staff who provided the excerpt to Fox News.

Iran has steadfastly denied it is seeking nuclear power for nefarious purposes.

Still, these are strong words that echo remarks recently made by a close Lieberman ally, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.

A respected military lawyer and committee member, Graham last week was the first senator to openly support direct military intervention in Iran, saying, "From my point of view, if we engage in military operations as a last resort, the United States should have in mind the goal of changing the regime...not by invading (Iran), but by launching a military strike by air and sea."

Graham framed the argument as almost an inevitable outcome.

"If you use military force against Iran, you've opened up Pandora's box," Graham warned, but quickly added, "If you allow Iran to get a nuclear weapon, you've emptied Pandora's box. I'd rather open up Pandora's box than empty it."

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Blogger SNAKE HUNTERS said...

Finally, Senators Lieberman & Graham have publicly stated the obvious.

Now, if we had a Commander-In-Chief with a backbone...instead of an "exit strategy", that 'regime change' would become reality!

Question: Can we pussyfoot around 'til 2012?

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11:37 PM  
Blogger no_slappz said...


Unfortunately, Obama is spineless and utterly lost when it comes to taking the necessary steps.

6:54 PM  

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