V-P Cheney Warns Iran

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  1. From the New York Times.

    “With two carrier strike groups in the Gulf, we’re sending clear messages to friends and adversaries alike,” he said, in a speech on board the U.S.S. John C. Stennis.

    The United States “will stand with others to prevent Iran from gaining nuclear weapons and dominating this region,” he said.

    The aircraft carrier was about 20 miles off the coast of Abu Dhabi, one of the United Arab Emirates, according to a pool report provided by journalists traveling with Mr. Cheney. Mr. Cheney traveled to the Emirates following a two-day visit to Iraq, and will be making other stops in the Middle East on his week-long trip.

    Mr. Cheney’s message seemed particularly pointed because, according to the pool report and the Associated Press, the president of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, is scheduled to visit Abu Dhabi himself in the next few days.


    His speech to American service members on board the carrier also seemed intended to reassure them that a strong American presence would be maintained in the region for some time.

    “I want you to know that the American people will not support a policy of retreat,” Mr. Cheney said. “We want to complete the mission, we want to get it done right, and then we want to return home with honor.”

    "On Carrier in Gulf, Cheney Warns Iran" by Graham Bowley and Alissa J. Rubin. 11 May 2007
  2. Nehustan

    Nehustan On ROPs

    ...adding 'that's clearly our job'. Demarcation!!! Call in the union :twisted: