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Friday, January 21, 2005

Cheney: Iran is next

In an interview with Don Imus yesterday on MSNBC's "Imus in the Morning," Dick Cheney all but declared war on Iran.

He said Iran is a top threat to world peace and Middle East stability and accused Tehran of promoting terrorism against Americans and building a "fairly robust new nuclear program."

"You look around the world at potential trouble spots," Cheney said. "Iran is right at the top of the list."

Cheney also warned that Israel "might well decide to act first" against Iran if the U.S. and its allies fail to resolve the situation diplomatically. "Given the fact that Iran has a stated policy that their objective is the destruction of Israel," Cheney said, "the Israelis might well decide to act first, and let the rest of the world worry about cleaning up the diplomatic mess afterwards." Kind of like we've done with Iraq?

"We don't want a war in the Middle East, if we can avoid it," Cheney said. But we can't avoid it—right, Mr. Cheney?



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