Recently, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad recently stated that it is his government's policy to pursue the destruction of the Israeli state and nation. It's about time the Europeans follow the lead of official American policy since 1979 and join with us and pursue sanctions against Iran. Sanctions do work, as the Iraqi experience demonstrates if they are enforced to the letter of the law. Iran has alo pursued a course of arming terrorist rebellions within the sovereign borders of its neighbors. Last week when bombs exploded in crowded shopping district in New Delhi, Iranian backed Kashmiri insurgents were the culprit- India's most recent crime was an expression of concern about Iran's budding Nuclear program. Iran has also been backing terrorist insurgencies in Uzbekistan, Kazakistan, Dagestan and Turkmenistan.
Last year, British foreign Secretary Jack Straw expressed compliments for Tehran referring to the regime as a "budding democracy." The recent Iranian elections should demonstrate beyond a reasonable doubt why President Bush's policy of promoting Democracy in the Middle East is totally incompatible with American and European security interests. Since the Bush Administration has been so reckless in its approach to the region, American credibility is at an all time low, and thus any Democratic Election is bound to produce the most Anti-American leadership possible. Time to rethink American policy once again.
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