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Bush: Iran has right to civilian nuclear program
Reuters ^ | Tue Sep 13, 2005

Posted on 09/13/2005 2:40:42 PM PDT by F14 Pilot

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush on Tuesday said Iran had a right to a civilian nuclear program if it did not gain expertise or materials to build an atomic weapon.

The United States is concerned that Iran's nuclear program is aimed at producing weapons, and Bush said he would be "speaking candidly about Iran" with Chinese President Hu Jintao and Russian President Vladimir Putin, who are gathering in New York for the United Nations General Assembly.

"It is very important for the world to understand that Iran with a nuclear weapon will be incredibly destabilizing," Bush said at a news conference with Iraqi President Jalal Talabani. "And therefore we must work together to prevent them from having the wherewithal to develop a nuclear weapon."

Iran says it has every right to develop nuclear technology to generate electricity, while the United States and the European Union want the U.N. Security Council to take up Iran's case after it resumed uranium processing last month.

The United States last month explicitly accepted for the first time that Iran could develop civilian nuclear programs, backing an EU proposal to allow Tehran to pursue atomic power in exchange for giving up fuel work.


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: axisofevil; eu; hello; iran; irannukes; isthisbushorkerry; jumpingthegun; nuclear; quicktohatebush; un; usa
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1 posted on 09/13/2005 2:40:42 PM PDT by F14 Pilot
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To: F14 Pilot

unf***ing believable.


2 posted on 09/13/2005 2:42:09 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: F14 Pilot
Iran, being a fascist Islamic state, has no "rights". There is only so much that we will tolerate.
3 posted on 09/13/2005 2:42:22 PM PDT by DoraC (Ceterum censeo Palaestinam esse delendam!)
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To: DoctorZIn; McGavin999; freedom44; nuconvert; sionnsar; AdmSmith; parisa; onyx; Pro-Bush; Valin; ...

ping


4 posted on 09/13/2005 2:42:28 PM PDT by F14 Pilot (Democracy is a process not a product)
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To: F14 Pilot
Not when I'm president, they won't.

Vote for me.

5 posted on 09/13/2005 2:43:05 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: F14 Pilot

Is this becoming a Bush trait? Pandering to the scum of the earth, which includes our Dims??


6 posted on 09/13/2005 2:43:15 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: dead

And He just let their terrorist president in the US


7 posted on 09/13/2005 2:44:07 PM PDT by F14 Pilot (Democracy is a process not a product)
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To: EagleUSA


They (Rueters) are paraphrasing Bush...I dont think he said what they said, he said...(say that ten times fast.)


8 posted on 09/13/2005 2:44:45 PM PDT by in hoc signo vinces ("Houston, TX...a waiting quagmire for jihadis.")
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To: F14 Pilot

Ok Pres. and when Iran blows the *ell out of your ranch, lets see what you say then.....

(shaking head)


9 posted on 09/13/2005 2:44:56 PM PDT by HarleyLady27 (My ? to libs: "Do they ever shut up on your planet?" "Grow your own DOPE: Plant a LIB!")
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To: EagleUSA

I've noticed a trait myself.

It's a "trait" where people on this forum go off halfcocked about every single thing that Bush says, even when what he is stating is the OBVIOUS.


10 posted on 09/13/2005 2:45:04 PM PDT by Howlin (Have you check in on this thread: FYI: Hurricane Katrina Freeper SIGN IN Thread)
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To: Perdogg

Oh but it is. This means the Iranians cut a deal on Iraq. It's good news! We'd never allow them to continue a weapons program, but giving them some rhetorical slack means there's been a deal cut. Sunnis in Iraq just shit their pants, if they haven't been doing that already after Shiites and Kurds agreed on a constitution that wasn't to their liking. Watch for more concessions from the Sunni's, and for the Jihadists to start hitting Sunni leadership, as they get more desperate.


11 posted on 09/13/2005 2:45:30 PM PDT by farlander
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To: Howlin

It's a "trait" where people on this forum go off halfcocked about every single thing that Bush says, even when what he is stating is the OBVIOUS.
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Like it or not, it is reality.


12 posted on 09/13/2005 2:47:53 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: F14 Pilot

Somebody look for a giant pod in the White House. I think the president's been replaced by an alien.


13 posted on 09/13/2005 2:48:13 PM PDT by John Jorsett (scam never sleeps)
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To: John Jorsett

i guess so


14 posted on 09/13/2005 2:48:40 PM PDT by F14 Pilot (Democracy is a process not a product)
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To: F14 Pilot
Read what the President said. He said he had no problems with a civilian nuclear program. It's called "Good cop, bad cop."
15 posted on 09/13/2005 2:50:45 PM PDT by WestVirginiaRebel (The Democratic Party-Jackass symbol, jackass leaders, jackass supporters.)
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To: dead

Nukes for ayatollahs...

Takes blame for corrupt New Orleans politicos...

Can somebody return the REAL President Bush to the White House please?


16 posted on 09/13/2005 2:51:30 PM PDT by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: F14 Pilot

Translation: I so much as see one nuke in that sandbox of yours, kiss your mullahcracy bye-bye.


17 posted on 09/13/2005 2:51:38 PM PDT by Killborn (God bless the rescuers, God bless the Commander in Chief, and God bless America.)
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To: F14 Pilot

*sigh*


18 posted on 09/13/2005 2:51:40 PM PDT by cripplecreek (If you must obey your party, may your chains rest lightly upon your shoulders.)
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To: WestVirginiaRebel

since when we trust mullahs?


19 posted on 09/13/2005 2:51:48 PM PDT by F14 Pilot (Democracy is a process not a product)
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To: farlander

Good point. I am still too rowed up over Katrina - I was too angry to consider that!


20 posted on 09/13/2005 2:51:50 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

Strategically we'd probably rather cozy up to the Persians than the Baathist Arabs over there. They are more cunning, less bloodthirsty, less savage, or so it seems. My gut tells me the US would like to normalize relations with Iran.


21 posted on 09/13/2005 2:52:33 PM PDT by kinghorse
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To: Howlin

"people on this forum go off halfcocked about every single thing that Bush says, even when what he is stating is the OBVIOUS."

EXACTLY


22 posted on 09/13/2005 2:52:38 PM PDT by nuconvert (No More Axis of Evil by Christmas ! TLR) [there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business])
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To: Perdogg

First its a Religion of Peace

now THIS!


23 posted on 09/13/2005 2:53:25 PM PDT by TomasUSMC (FIGHT LIKE WW2, FINISH LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM.)
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To: F14 Pilot

HHMMMM. Iran can build nuclear power plants, but we can't.


24 posted on 09/13/2005 2:53:43 PM PDT by popdonnelly
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To: nuconvert

No To EVIL


25 posted on 09/13/2005 2:54:49 PM PDT by F14 Pilot (Democracy is a process not a product)
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To: F14 Pilot

Furthermore we just don't know all the facts. What's his name says evidence, shaky as it is, supports the assertion the future leadership (OBLs sons and others) ran to Iran during the Afghanistan war and the operational people went to Pakistan. Iran could very well be incarcerating a lot of big fish indefinitely. We probably know this via back channel.


26 posted on 09/13/2005 2:54:51 PM PDT by kinghorse
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To: farlander
This means the Iranians cut a deal on Iraq.

I hope you're right, but I haven't seen any sign of this so far. Time to watch and listen very carefully.

Realistically, short of nuclear war there is very little the US can do to prevent Iran from doing what it wants. I'm not sure the majority of Americans want to see nuclear strikes in Iran.

The other point here, is the nose-rubbing the Eruos got on this issue. Iran was their assignment. They plied their best diplomacy, their best cajoleing, their best and most fearsome threats (puke). The got Diddle E. Squat. The got laughed out of Tehran. They couldn't get one significant concession.

27 posted on 09/13/2005 2:54:53 PM PDT by konaice
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To: F14 Pilot

A lot a good that is! Iran has plenty oil and gas - it doesn't need a nuclear program of any kind!


28 posted on 09/13/2005 2:55:04 PM PDT by Irish_Thatcherite (~~~A vote for Bertie Ahern is a vote for Gerry Adams!~~~)
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To: TomasUSMC

Is bush gone crazy or what?


29 posted on 09/13/2005 2:55:19 PM PDT by F14 Pilot (Democracy is a process not a product)
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To: in hoc signo vinces

yOUR RIGHT. I didn't see anything that quotes our President saying Iran had the right ....


30 posted on 09/13/2005 2:55:49 PM PDT by TomasUSMC (FIGHT LIKE WW2, FINISH LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM.)
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To: F14 Pilot

Yup


31 posted on 09/13/2005 2:55:53 PM PDT by nuconvert (No More Axis of Evil by Christmas ! TLR) [there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business])
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To: Irish_Thatcherite

mullahs can not be trusted at all!


32 posted on 09/13/2005 2:56:07 PM PDT by F14 Pilot (Democracy is a process not a product)
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To: F14 Pilot

I say, if Iran wants a nuke, let's give it to them!


33 posted on 09/13/2005 2:56:14 PM PDT by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: Howlin

I think the reading comprehension skills on FR have declined significantly.
He's not saying anything new.


34 posted on 09/13/2005 2:57:33 PM PDT by nuconvert (No More Axis of Evil by Christmas ! TLR) [there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business])
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To: F14 Pilot

"mullahs can not be trusted at all!"

Everyone knows that. Including Pres. Bush.


35 posted on 09/13/2005 2:59:28 PM PDT by nuconvert (No More Axis of Evil by Christmas ! TLR) [there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business])
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To: Incorrigible


36 posted on 09/13/2005 2:59:40 PM PDT by F14 Pilot (Democracy is a process not a product)
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To: nuconvert

i doubt he knows that!


37 posted on 09/13/2005 3:00:10 PM PDT by F14 Pilot (Democracy is a process not a product)
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To: TomasUSMC


The only qoute I see is one referencing where Bush speaks cadidly that Iran should not have the wherewithall to make nuclear weapons.

I dont know where Rueters is getting the support for the first sentence of this piece...probably from fairy tell land.


38 posted on 09/13/2005 3:00:45 PM PDT by in hoc signo vinces ("Houston, TX...a waiting quagmire for jihadis.")
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To: nuconvert

i dont know why we should defend evil?


39 posted on 09/13/2005 3:01:18 PM PDT by F14 Pilot (Democracy is a process not a product)
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To: F14 Pilot

Where's the Bush quote? I don't see it in the Reuters article.


40 posted on 09/13/2005 3:01:25 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: F14 Pilot

Well, I think he does. And I think almost everyone on this thread is overreacting and misunderstanding what the article says.
Pres. Bush is not changing his mind on the regime having nukes, and he knows they can't be trusted.


41 posted on 09/13/2005 3:03:24 PM PDT by nuconvert (No More Axis of Evil by Christmas ! TLR) [there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business])
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To: nuconvert

President Bush has gone crazy, I guess!


42 posted on 09/13/2005 3:04:11 PM PDT by F14 Pilot (Democracy is a process not a product)
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To: WestVirginiaRebel
Read what the President said. He said he had no problems with a civilian nuclear program.

Where's the quote in the article?
43 posted on 09/13/2005 3:04:47 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

http://news.google.com/news?q=Bush+Iran&hl=en&lr=&sa=N&tab=nn&oi=newsr


44 posted on 09/13/2005 3:04:55 PM PDT by F14 Pilot (Democracy is a process not a product)
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To: jimbo123
Here
45 posted on 09/13/2005 3:05:53 PM PDT by F14 Pilot (Democracy is a process not a product)
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To: F14 Pilot

He is making a statement before Ahmadinejad gets to the UN and says that the US is preveting it from having nuclear energy like many other countries.
It's a pre-emptive statement to take the wind out of Ahmadinejad's sails.


46 posted on 09/13/2005 3:06:41 PM PDT by nuconvert (No More Axis of Evil by Christmas ! TLR) [there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business])
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To: nuconvert

I doubt this is the same President Bush I used to know!


47 posted on 09/13/2005 3:08:08 PM PDT by F14 Pilot (Democracy is a process not a product)
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To: nuconvert

I know they have. It's disgusting.


48 posted on 09/13/2005 3:08:21 PM PDT by Howlin (Have you check in on this thread: FYI: Hurricane Katrina Freeper SIGN IN Thread)
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To: F14 Pilot

Found it:

http://www.indianexpress.com/full_story.php?content_id=78114

“They have insisted that they have a civilian nuclear programme, and I thought a rational approach to that would be to allow them to receive enriched uranium from a third party under the guise of international inspections that will enable them to have civilian nuclear power without learning how to make a bomb,” Bush said at a press conference with visiting Iraqi President Jalal Talabani.

“Some of us are wondering why they need civilian nuclear power anyway. They're awash with hydrocarbons,” Bush said. “Nevertheless, it's a right of a government to want to have a civilian nuclear programme.”

But he said there ought to be guidelines. “It is very important for the world to understand that Iran with a nuclear weapon will be incredibly destabilising,” Bush said. “And therefore we must work together to prevent them from having the wherewithal to develop a nuclear weapon.”


49 posted on 09/13/2005 3:09:00 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: F14 Pilot

And, it's a pre-emptive statement for the Iranian people. To let them know that it isn't nukes for elec. that we have a problem with, so Ahmadinejad can't use that on the Iranian people, either.


50 posted on 09/13/2005 3:09:23 PM PDT by nuconvert (No More Axis of Evil by Christmas ! TLR) [there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business])
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