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Cheney:  ‘We Will Not Allow Iran’ to Get Nukes

Posted on Oct 22, 2007
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Vice President Cheney talked tough about Iran in a speech to the Washington Institute for Near East Policy in Leesburg, Va., on Sunday.

Adding fuel to the fire from President Bush’s “World War III” comment about the threat a nuclear-equipped Iran would pose to the world, Vice President Dick Cheney said on Sunday that the U.S. and like-minded nations “will not allow Iran to have a nuclear weapon.”  However, Cheney was less than clear about exactly how this nuke-thwarting process might take place.

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“Our country, and the entire international community, cannot stand by as a terror-supporting state fulfills its grandest ambitions,” Cheney said in a speech to the Washington Institute for Near East Studies.

He said Iran’s efforts to pursue technology that would allow them to build a nuclear weapon are obvious and that “the regime continues to practice delay and deceit in an obvious effort to buy time.”

If Iran continues on its current course, Cheney said the U.S. and other nations are “prepared to impose serious consequences.” The vice president made no specific reference to military action.

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By mary, October 23, 2007 at 10:50 am Link to this comment

It’s time to tell the Congress and Pelosi that Impeachment is on the table NOW.  If all us don’t call, write or E-mail this message imediately, we will be in Iran before Christmas.  Don’t let them force a draft on our children before we demand action. Tell Pelosi to start with denying their latest supplemental request.  Call her office at 202-225-0100 and tell her to start Impeachment process now…...

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By rodney, October 23, 2007 at 10:21 am Link to this comment
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We have no one to blame but ourselves. We started all of this. If Saddam had been left alone He would not allow Iran to go nuclear. You also would not have
Turkey ready to invade Iraq. We are reaping what we have sowed, And because of Bush and Cheney we probably will get a ww3. America will fall the same way the Roman Empire and the USSR fell, and we will look to the invasion of Iraq as the beginning of the end. Our thirst for power and greed will topple America like a deck of cards. In about thirty years there will be no Social Security,no medicare or medicade most Americans will not have health care. Because of our debt the dollar will be worthless in comparison with other world currencies, there will no longer be a white majority, and we will really have s system of have nots and have mores. So unless America stops investing into ware and starts investing in itself, our children and grandchildren will not enjoy the same America we enjoyed. Thank’s Bush.

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By Douglas Chalmers, October 23, 2007 at 7:43 am Link to this comment

Who needs “nules” if you have WonderWoman? troupe practice

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By don knutsen, October 23, 2007 at 7:41 am Link to this comment

What kind of democracy are we supposed to believe we have when an individual who may still have a 5 - 10% approval rating at best remains in power to continue his neo-con agenda despite what everyone else thinks ? What kind of a Congress allows it to continue ? If these idiots weren’t still supported by a rubberstamp republican party there could be a glimmer of hope for our future. But here we all sit, anxious, not knowing what new disasterous decision these maniacs will make. We should be doing all we can to remove as many republicans as possible. They have been the enablers of a criminal conspiracy in the White House to lead us from one war to the other. Wasting our revenue, our blood and and our reputation thruout the world. The republican party, as it has been led by the likes of Bu$h, Cheney, Delay, Hassert, etc.. has become no more then a part of the mob, hijacking our country. Vote the republicans out of office ( including Lieberman.)If you can find a republican who still votes for them, and if your so lucky as to find one who is willing to enter into a discussion based on reality ( no easy task ), then try to convince them that they too have been complicent in the dismantling of our democracy. Being a member of the GOP should have the same stigma attached to it that belonging to any other criminal organization brings.

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By jatihoon, October 23, 2007 at 7:04 am Link to this comment

Dick Cheney is right, Iran should not be allowed “NUKES”, because is produces too much stinking gas, which is not good for Cheney’s sticking “NOSE”.

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By Grousefeather, October 23, 2007 at 6:22 am Link to this comment
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The headline to this article should read:


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By Douglas Chalmers, October 23, 2007 at 6:08 am Link to this comment

The face that launched World War 3, eh??? And just after the Dalai Lama visited Bush in Washington and was honored ......for what?!?!

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By DennisD, October 22, 2007 at 6:18 pm Link to this comment
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I’m sure Dick is using the royal “we” as only a draft dodging, scumbag Neocon can when referring to having to fight for something other than a lobbyist payoff.

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By thomas billis, October 22, 2007 at 3:15 pm Link to this comment
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Dick” Mad Bomber"Cheney is out of his mind.For six years we treated N Korea with all kinds of bluster and thanks to the fact that the Chinese were a buffer between us and N Korea Dick “Mad Bomber” Cheney did not get his way and we actually had to talk and now it looks like N Korea will scale down their nuclear facilities.Where is the diplomacy?If you can talk to Kim Jung Il you can talk to anyone including Ahmadinejab and the mullahs.Thank God the Russians have come in on the side of the Iranians maybe just maybe we have found an honest broker to thwart Dick “Mad Bomber"Cheney.

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By QuyTran, October 22, 2007 at 1:17 pm Link to this comment

If Iran asked Cheney beforehand everything’d be OK.

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