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.