August 14, 2005


McCain Say U.S. Must Keep Military Option Open in Dealing With Iran (Rebecca Carroll, 8/14/05,
Associated Press)

The president must keep open a military option in dealing with Iran and its nuclear program, Sen. John McCain said Sunday, calling recent Bush comments appropriate.

"For us to say that the Iranians can do whatever they want to do and we won't under any circumstances exercise a military option would be for them to have a license to do whatever they want to do," the Arizona Republican said on "Fox News Sunday." "So I think the president's comment that we won't take anything off the table was entirely appropriate."

Bush said on Israeli TV on Friday that "all options are on the table" regarding Iran, which rejected Thursday's resolution from the United Nations' nuclear agency urging it to halt the conversion of uranium into gas.

Future presidents are always jealous of presidential prerogatives generally.

Posted by Orrin Judd at August 14, 2005 3:00 PM

If you look back at comments made by the White house back in the first part of the year. The President spoke along the lines that the administration would not allow the reactors to go critical.

Listen close and you can almost hear the engines running in Knob Noster MO.

Posted by: BillMill at August 15, 2005 5:10 AM