God Bless America!
PITTSBURGH, Sept. 25 — President Obama served notice to Iran Friday that it must “come clean” about its nuclear program in talks next week or face the prospect of “sanctions that bite” following the disclosure of a previously unacknowledged uranium enrichment facility that U.S. and allied intelligence agencies say could produce material for nuclear weapons.
In a news conference following a Group of 20 summit, Obama declined to rule out a military option on the matter “when it comes to U.S. security interests,” but he said his “preferred course of action is to resolve this in diplomatic fashion.”
Citing “an unprecedented show of unity on the part of the world community,” Obama called on Iran to remove serious doubts over its claims that its nuclear program is entirely for peaceful purposes.
“So I think Iran is on notice that when we meet with them on October 1st,” Obama said, “they are going to have to come clean” and make a choice on whether to give up “the acquisition of nuclear weapons” or “continue down a path that is going to lead to confrontation.” He added: “The international community, I think, has spoken. It is now up to Iran to respond.”
Obama said later in response to a question, “The problem is that Iran repeatedly says that it’s pursuing nuclear energy only for peaceful purposes, and its actions contradict its words. And as a consequence, the region is more insecure, and vital U.S. interests are threatened.” LINK
This week the messiah looked more like George Bush than ever. His commitment to the war in Afghanistan was called into question by the General he appointed to fight it. Three terrorist plots were broken up no doubt thanks to laws the Bush administration helped get passed and (democrats decried) and Iran got caught red-handed hiding another nuke plant. At this point he may just want to give W a call for some advice.