A Record of A Certain Future Dialog
January 7, 2007
Iran with nuclear weapons is unacceptable, new House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer told The Jerusalem Post hours after entering the party leadership position.
The Maryland Democrat said the view is shared by his party, rejecting assertions that the Democrats would be weaker than the Republicans on Iran. He also said that all options, including nuclear, were on the table.
March 6, 2007, Senator Kennedy, “There is no question that Iran’s developing nuclear capability is a clear threat, and must be removed by any means necessary”.
April 10, 2007, Senator Clinton, “Iran is threatening to destroy Israel with nuclear weapons. The civilized world cannot simply stand by and watch this happen. I call on President Bush to use force, if necessary, to remove this threat”.
July 14, 2007, Senator Kerry, “It is just plain irresponsible for the president to stand by and watch the madmen in Iran develop and deploy nuclear missiles and bombs. If I had been elected, I would have put an end to this threat, even if I had to authorize the use of our own nuclear capabilities”.
July 31, 2007, A Joint Statement from Senator Reid and Howard Dean, “It is now completely clear that Iran has developed and intends to use atomic weapons against Israel and to close the Persian Gulf to shipping with its batteries of nuclear tipped missiles. President Bush, what are you waiting for?”
August 10, 2007, President Bush, “The United States has no plans to use force against Iran because of its nuclear weapons program. We continue to pursue diplomatic efforts to convince the Iranians to dismantle this program, although all options are still on the table”.
September 11, 2007, Today the United States announced that it had disabled Iran’s nuclear facilities in a joint operation with Israel and Great Britain and had occupied its Bandar Abbas naval facilities. There has been no confirmation that nuclear weapons were or were not employed.
September 20, 2007, At a joint news conference, Democratic leaders including Senator Kennedy, Senator Clinton and Senator Reid denounced President Bush for using force against Iran’s nuclear facilities before the diplomatic process had been thoroughly explored. “He lied to us and to the American people”, Reid said.
(The above article is not an attempt to promote an attack on Iran. Instead, it is an attempt to point out the perfidy of Democrats, who a short time ago were calling for regime change in Iraq, and who voted for the war, now calling for a pullout and opposing any action that might lead to victory. They may not be traitors, but they are cowards I would never want beside me in any tough situation.)
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