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The contradictions appear to reflect some disarray and a struggle for power within the Iranian regime and its various factions since Ahmadinejad won election in August. Many officials of the previous government appear to feel he is pushing Iran into too confrontational of a stance with the West and have used whatever means possible _ including interviews with Western publications _ to try to moderate Iran's position or provide at least some type of outreach to the West.
I would think so countries don't make up reasons to invade their country, overthrow their government, and most importantly take control of their oil.
So what if Iran get's nukes?
They know that if they ever used one they would be wiped of the map
Oh, and as far as the "power" aspect of it goes, it's more efficient.
Does Ahmadinejad really have the oomph to backup what he says?
Are you suggesting that Iran is developing nuke power with the intention of using it to replace their own usage of oil??