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Posted by zaphriel on March 16, 2006

Iran May Pose The Biggest Challenge For America


050206.Iran.nuke.site.jpgWASHINGTON (AP) – Undaunted by the difficult war in Iraq, President Bush reaffirmed his strike-first policy against terrorists and enemy nations on Thursday and said Iran may pose the biggest challenge for America.

In a 49-page national security report, the president said diplomacy is the U.S. preference in halting the spread of nuclear and other heinous weapons.

“If necessary, however, under long-standing principles of self defense, we do not rule out the use of force before attacks occur – even if uncertainty remains as to the time and place of the enemy’s attack,” Bush wrote.

Titled “National Security Strategy,” the report summarizes Bush’s plan for protecting America and directing U.S. relations with other nations. It is an updated version of a report Bush issued in 2002.

Iran is, and has been, among our top 5 threats for a long time. Every time the sabers rattle they become just that much more dangerous. In a way, we have already been fighting them over the past few years, as a majority of the trouble in Iraq is coming from foreign fighters, most of whom are from Iran. Iran does not want to see a stable democratic Iraq; democracy is the enemy of totalitarian theocracy. Iran already has enough problems dealing with their freedom and democracy seeking student population. A revolution has been at hand in Iran for many years, and those in power in Iran know it, having a stable and free Iraq next door just complicates things that much more.

But in related news…

Iran: We’re Ready to Talk Iraq With U.S.


iran.jpgTEHRAN, Iran — A top Iranian official said Thursday that his country was ready to open talks with the United States over Iraq, marking a major shift in Iranian foreign policy a day after an Iraqi leader called for such talks.

Ali Larijani, Iran’s top nuclear negotiator and secretary of the country’s Supreme National Security Council, told the Islamic Republic News Agency that any talks between the United States and Iran would deal only with Iraqi issues.

But any direct dialogue between Tehran and Washington — were it to happen — also could be a beginning for negotiations between the two foes over Iran’s controversial nuclear program.

Washington, which has repeatedly accused Iran of meddling in Iraq’s affairs and of sending weapons and men to help insurgents in Iraq, had no immediate response.

“To resolve Iraqi issues and help establishment of an independent and free government in Iraq, we agree to (talks with the United States),” Larijani told reporters after a closed meeting of the parliament Thursday.

The statement marked the first time since the 1979 Islamic Revolution that Iran had officially called for dialogue with the United States, which it has repeatedly condemned as “the Great Satan.”

Yeah, there’s no hidden agenda there…

One Response to “File this under…DUH…”

  1. Mark said

    Yep. I’m thinkin’ the clock is ticking on Iran’s regime, and Ahminawacjob knows it.

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