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G-d Bless Dick Cheney!

By Michael Freund
7/17/2007, 12:00 AM


Unlike the softies in the US State Department, Cheney understands the threat posed by Iran's nuclear ambitions
The media hate him, the Left loves to demonize him, but I say: thank G-d for US Vice President Dick Cheney.

Unlike the softies in the US State Department, Cheney understands the threat posed by Iran's nuclear ambitions, and he appreciates the need for stronger measures to confront them.

Diplomacy has thus far failed to slow down Iran's drive to get The Bomb, but that hasn't stopped Condi Rice and her team from pressing for more talks, more empty UN resolutions, and more toothless sanctions against Teheran.

But if this article from yesterday's Guardian proves accurate, then it could very well be that Cheney has now prevailed over Rice in the internal White House debate - meaning that military action against Iran may become a reality.

According to the Guardian, "The vice-president, Dick Cheney, has long favoured upping the threat of military action against Iran. He is being resisted by the secretary of state, Condoleezza Rice, and the defence secretary, Robert Gates. Last year Mr Bush came down in favour of Ms Rice, who along with Britain, France and Germany has been putting a diplomatic squeeze on Iran. But at a meeting of the White House, Pentagon and state department last month, Mr Cheney expressed frustration at the lack of progress and Mr Bush sided with him."

It should be clear by now that force is the only way to stop the would-be Hitler of Persia from achieving his dastardly aims.

Thank G-d that Cheney is pushing this line, and let's hope it truly does become US policy, and soon.......