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Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder Warns on Iran Military Option

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posted on Aug, 13 2005 @ 06:09 PM
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Following news from yesterday, where President Bush made clear regarding Iran and the nuclear issue. First to the Israelis via Israeli television the President said: "All options are on the table. The use of force is the last option for any president and you know, we've used force in the recent past to secure our country." Today German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder warned that using military force against Iran would not be "suitable".




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BERLIN Aug 13, 2005 — Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder warned Saturday that using military force against Iran would not be "suitable," as he opened his campaign for next month's national election.

Schroeder said Germany's allies in Europe and the United States must maintain a strong position while negotiating with Iran over its nuclear program.

"But take the military options off of the table; we have seen that they're not suitable," Schroeder said, apparently alluding to President Bush's statement on Israeli TV on Friday that "all options are on the table" in the confrontation with Iran.



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Once again the Bush administration and Gerhard Schroeder are at odds over the use of military force in the Middle East.

Related WOT discussion:

Bush raises option of using force against Iran




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posted on Aug, 13 2005 @ 06:28 PM
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His warning is valid.
As I mentioned in another topic dealing with Iran, not related to this topic, the US needs to simply take a back seat to the EU and the UN on this, for a number of reasons.

As the EU discussions continue to falter on this matter with Iran, they have enough to think about, be assured of that.


The time has come for the US to let the EU and UN back up there positions.
If they ultimately go the sanction route, the US can comply.
If they ultimately go the military response route, the US can reply: You first; don't call us, we'll call you.

The US needs and must take a secondary role in this matter of the EU and UN versus Iran. Someone in Bush's cabinet needs to make him painfully aware of this.







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posted on Aug, 13 2005 @ 11:09 PM
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Originally posted by UM_Gazz
BERLIN Aug 13, 2005 — Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder warned Saturday that using military force against Iran would not be "suitable," as he opened his campaign for next month's national election.


Running for office by purporting a stance or platform against the ‘US’ or any 'US' policy is becoming passé.

How many elected officials (or wanna' bes) are going to continue this mindless ‘preaching to the choir’ and public display of prowess rather than address issues inside their own borders?

The US's current internal and international policy is an extremely complex product of many nations’ actions, greed and absolute pathetic inactions, not just its' own. Nothing has happened "on its' own", each nation should take account of their contributions or lack thereof before pointing a focused finger. Iran has thumbed it nose at the international community knowing full well China will veto any sanctions placed upon Iran by the UN.

The US will sit back, and will wait to see who actually is willing take the lead. Maybe we'll see some real leaders come forward (how about just one!) rather than eye rolling, hand waiving, finger pointing, foot stomping, do nothing, fainting lip trippers.



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