US senator Joseph Lieberman suggests attacking Iran base

Monday, June 11, 2007

On Sunday, United States Senator Joseph Lieberman speaking on the CBS program, Face the Nation has gone on record stating that the United States should seriously consider a military strike against Iran because of their involvement with the Iraqi insurgency.

We've said so publicly that the Iranians have a base in Iran at which they are training Iraqis who are coming in and killing Americans. I think we've got to be prepared to take aggressive military action against the Iranians to stop them from killing Americans in Iraq. By some estimates they have killed as many as 200 American soldiers. And to me, that would include a strike over the border into Iran, where we have good evidence that they have a base at which they are training these people coming back into Iraq to kill our soldiers. They can’t believe that they have immunity for training and equipping people to come in and kill Americans. We cannot let them get away with it.

With predictions that the nuclear program of Iran will have created a nuclear weapon within three years, senior American military officers claim to have a plan to strike and they support President George W. Bush's stated policy to do whatever it takes to stop Iran's nuclear program.