Biden and Obama Slam Bush's Unreal Push for WarIllinois Senator Barack Obama spoke yesterday on the Fall 2007 National Intelligence Estimate regarding Iran, which concluded that Iran had abandoned its nuclear weapons program far back in 2003:
It is absolutely clear that this administration and President Bush continues to not let facts get in the way of his ideology. And that's been the problem with their foreign policy generally. They should have stopped the saber-rattling, should have never started it, and they need now to aggressively move on the diplomatic front.Delaware Senator Joseph Biden spoke directly to the fact that after learning about the new intelligence on Iran in August of 2007, George W. Bush continued to proclaim that Iran was in fact determined to arm itself with nuclear weapons:
With all due respect with anybody who thinks that pressure brought this about, let's get this straight. In 2003, they stopped their program. You cannot trust this president. He is not trustworthy. He has undermined our security in the region. He has undermined our credibility in the world. He has made it more difficult to get cooperation from the rest of the world. He has caused oil to go up roughly $25 a barrel with a security premium because of his threat of war. It is outrageous, intolerable, and it must stop. The president of the United States — it was like watching a rerun of his statement on Iraq five years earlier. This — Iran is not a nuclear threat to the United States of America. Iran should be dealt with directly with the rest of the world at our side, but we've made it more difficult now because who is going to trust us? Who in Europe, who in China, who in Russia? It's outrageous.Senators Biden and Obama are right. We cannot trust George W. Bush to tell Americans the truth when he makes claims about the size and scale of threats against the United States. But it's not just George W. Bush. There's a large and powerful war machine in this country that gains more wealth and further control over the population every time we head off to war, and the people who work for this machine cannot be trusted to tell us the truth, either. We need a president who stands outside the military machine and is willing to stand up to it and speak the truth. (Sources: National Public Radio Democratic Presidential Debate of December 4 2007; Seattle Post-Intelligencer December 5 2007)
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