Mar 15, 2006

Bolton Likens Iran Threat To 9/11; Rice Calls Iran "Cental Banker Of Terrorism"

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Left: Timely photo of Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice and UN ambassador John Bolton courtesy of Village Voice

(New York) John Bolton, the contoversial US ambassador to the United Nations compared the threat from Iran's nuclear programs to the September 11 terror attacks on the United States.

"Just like September 11, only with nuclear weapons this time, that's the threat. I think that is the threat," Bolton said on the ABC program Nightline. "I think it's just facing reality. It's not a happy reality, but it's reality and if you don't deal with it, it will become even more unpleasant."

Meanwhile, anti-Iranian rhetoric was ratcheted up further as Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice claimed that Iran is bankrolling terrorism.

"It also, of course, is involved as a central banker of terrorism and so... we have many reasons to be concerned about Iran," she said, adding that the nation is ruled by "an unelected few who repress the desires of its population...so it is a troublesome state."

How, exactly, Iranian nukes would be delivered to rival the 9/11 attacks was a subject Bolton did not address. Likewise, Rice did not provide evidence of the supposed "central banker" activities of the Iranians.

5 comments:

M A F said...

"The absence of evidence in not the absence of evidence." Or so that was the logic put forth by Donald Rumsfeld when the US invaded Iraq.

If it worked once, surely it will work twice...

Stefan Schmidt said...

"The absence of evidence in not the absence of evidence." Or so that was the logic put forth by Donald Rumsfeld when the US invaded Iraq.

If it worked once, surely it will work twice...
-- Macdonald's Animal Farm

Agreed, the administration enjoys doing things unilaterally, haphazardly, and brazenly.

President Bush says that he cannot base his actions on the census of the American public but instead on his ‘gut’ and ‘convictions’--- and all I along I thought democracy was about majority rule--- silly me.

Stephanie said...

Here we go again....does he really think he has the time/capital/troops to start another war? Or does he really think his bravado will make Iran play nice?

Dariush said...

Both Condoleezza Rice and John Bolton answer to a higher power than the U.S. government. And right now, that thing is baying for blood -- a blood sacrifice/tribute to show that "thou shalt have no G-ds before me."

'Tis the season, as they say.

Hooda Thunkit said...

A little more fire and a lot less smoke, if they could provide (not manufacture) it, would go a long way towards convincing the masses, especially considering that there is still a bit of WMD egg on the administration's face.

Schmutz, I believe, is the appropriate Yiddish term...