Iran endorses pre-emptive strikesReuters is one of several news organizations to report that Iran might launch pre-emptive strikes to protect its nuclear facilities if they are threatened, Defense Minister Ali Shamkhani said in remarks broadcast on Friday.
"We won't sit with our hands tied and wait until someone does something to us," Shamkhani told Arabic channel Al Jazeera when asked what Iran would do if the United States or Israel attacked its atomic facilities. Words that sound like they were lifted for a President Bush speech.
I understand the Iranian mentality. After all, my president said that pre-emptive strikes against countries that aren't an imminent threat were the best idea since sliced bread. And certainly the US is more of a threat to Iran, than Iraq ever was to the US.
I personally thought the whole concept of pre-emptive strikes was terrible and reckless. But apparently my president was successful in convincing others that it was a great idea.
Bravo, Mr. President.