Saturday, September 25, 2004

Chicago Tribune | Obama would consider missile strikes on Iran: "Obama said the United States must first address Iran's attempt to gain nuclear capabilities by going before the United Nations Security Council and lobbying the international community to apply more pressure on Iran to cease nuclear activities. That pressure should come in the form of economic sanctions, he said.

But if those measures fall short, the United States should not rule out military strikes to destroy nuclear production sites in Iran, Obama said.

'The big question is going to be, if Iran is resistant to these pressures, including economic sanctions, which I hope will be imposed if they do not cooperate, at what point are we going to, if any, are we going to take military action?' Obama asked.

Given the continuing war in Iraq, the United States is not in a position to invade Iran, but missile strikes might be a viable option, he said. Obama conceded that such strikes might further strain relations between the U.S. and the Arab world."

-- He is definitly not acting like the 'Great Hope' of the American Liberal Movement.



ArchPundit said...

Ahem, why would liberals dislike this stance? I mean Indymedia might, but so what?

Of course, I do take issue if he actually said it would strain relations in the Arab world because Iran isn't a part of the Arab world.

OneMan said...

I thought that Liberals always felt we should not do the attack thing unless we had a coaltion and gave the offender about a billion warnings...