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Perry Would Support Israeli Attack on Iran

Rick Perry, a Republican candidate for president of the United States, said, Thursday, that he would support an Israeli air strike on Iran if it's proven that the Islamic Republic is close to getting a nuclear weapon. Interviewed by the Cable News Network, the Texas governor said, "Obviously, we are going to support Israel. And I've said that we will support Israel in every way that we can, whether it's diplomatic, whether it's economic sanctions, whether it's overt or covert operations, up to and including military action."

Referring to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Perry said, "We cannot afford to allow that madman in Iran to get his hands on a nuclear weapon period."

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