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March 07, 2006

Cheney: Iran Faces "Consequences"

I guess it's something, at least.

Cheney, speaking to the pro-Israel lobbying group AIPAC, also reaffirmed that the United States was keeping all options on the table -- including military force -- in its determination to prevent Iran from developing nuclear arms.

"The Iranian regime needs to know that if it stays on its present course the international community is prepared to impose meaningful consequences," Cheney said.

Cheney spoke as the 35-nation International Atomic Energy Agency governing board was meeting in Vienna to decide its next steps on Iran.

"For our part, the United States is keeping all options on the table. ... We will not allow Iran to have a nuclear weapon," Cheney said.

But at some point a nation gets the bomb and "all options" are no longer on the table.

In fact, in the case of Iran, they don't even necessarily need to get a bomb. They just have to get fairly close. Forcing a regime change at that point would simply cause an evacuation of the mad mullahs and their atomic scientists... who would seek shelter with Al Qaeda types.


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