Bush had Iran surrounded on all sides, Obama destroyed that.
Given Iran’s past and actions in the early 00s, I would have attacked them rather than Iran.
I agreed with Afghan, so I think Bush was too tied up to do more.
Remember carter and reagan didn’t do anything either.
They have been chest thumping and threatening since 1979. I think we should take that at their word that they would destroy Israel and start kicking some serious butt or support the Israelis while they attack.
A hard hitting air strike to set the program back 8 years, but no.
I agree completely. I remember Bush’s first press conference after the Dems took the House. He was asked a simple question to the effect of “Will you use any means necessary including force to make sure Iran does not get nuclear bombs?”. He should have knocked that softball out of the park with a simple one word declaration. Instead he went on about how Condi Rice is working with our allies and the UN to impose sanctions, negotiations are ongoing, “we’re on the right track”, etc. I knew right then that Bush would do nothing but play out the clock and let the next president deal with it.
Die Welt: Iran building rocket bases in Venezuela (17 May 2011)
Russia engages in 'gangland' diplomacy as it sends warship to the Caribbean (Exercise with Venezuelan military, 2008)
Russia to build 2 Kalashnikov factories in Venezuela by 2010
Iran readies launch of new satellite
(Iran's second satellite launch, 11/09/2009
Russia, N.Korea, China give Iran missile aid -CIA
Iran military engineers on hand for N. Korea missile launch
10 Iranian Missile Engineers Visited N. Korea:Sankei reports(check on NK’s Chinese equipments)
S. Korea, U.S. verifying reports on test of new N.K. missile in Iran: source
(4,000 kilometer rangewill reach the VaticanMay 16th, 2007)
US confirms Iran launch of first home-built satellite
afp ^ | 2-03-09 | staff
Iran Satellite Launch Heightens Missile Development Concerns
By Donna Miles
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2009
Iran hails successful launch of satellite rocket
Posted on Wed 03 Feb 2010 02:51:50 AM MST
Iran fires satellite carrier into space
Iran Launches Third Satellite
Lawmaker: Iran's Revolutionary Guard Practicing for An EMP Attack on the United States