Bolton: U.S. should strike Iran now

By David Edwards
Tuesday, December 30, 2008 8:32 EDT
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Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton believes that the U.S. should have already attacked Iran to prevent them from obtaining nuclear weapons.

Partial transcript

COLMES: If it were up to you would you go and take out Iran’s nuclear facilities right now?

BOLTON: I would use military force against Iran’s nuclear program, yes, because I think that the world gets a lot more dangerous once Iran has nuclear weapons, and not simply because of what Iran might do with them, but because of the very nature of proliferation. If Iran gets nuclear weapons, other countries in the region and the wider world will judge they need them as well.

COLMES: So you would strike Iran right now?

BOLTON: I would have done it before this. I think we’re in a very dangerous position. I think at this point, as I say, there’s nothing that stands between Iran and nuclear weapons, and if they get them, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, possibly Turkey, possibly others in the region will get them, and the risk of somebody using nuclear weapons will rise dramatically.

This video is from Fox’s Hannity & Colmes, broadcast Dec. 29, 2008.

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David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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