But what is he going to do about it????
JERUSALEM (AFP) – US President George W. Bush on Monday called Iran the “single biggest threat” to peace in the Middle East ahead of a visit to the region centered on celebrations of Israel’s 60th anniversary.
“To me it’s the single biggest threat to peace in the Middle East, the Iranian regime,” because of its nuclear programme and its support of groups like the Lebanese Hezbollah militia, Bush told Israel’s Channel 10.
“Their funding of Hezbollah — look what’s happening in Lebanon now, a young democracy trying to survive,” Bush said in excerpts of an interview to be broadcast in its entirety on Tuesday.
In recent days Lebanon has been driven to the brink of civil war after days of deadly sectarian street clashes between the Shiite Hezbollah and its allies and Sunni Muslim supporters of the US-backed government.
“By the way it’s in Israel’s interest that the Lebanese democracy survives. You need to be concerned about Iran and you are concerned about Iran and so are we,” Bush said.
The US and Israel accuse Iran of pursuing nuclear weapons and Israel has considered the Islamic republic its greatest strategic threat in the wake of repeated statements by its president predicting the Jewish state’s demise.
Iran is mentioned as insisting its nuke factory program is peaceful. Right. Just like their IGRC commandoes in fighting in Lebanon, against the LEGITIMATE GOVERNMENT, are peaceful. Just like the RPG’s and EFP’s it exports to Iraq are peacefully killing MY brothers in arms (I AM a Veteran in case y’all didn’t know).
Bush goes on to call Israeli PM Ehud Olmert “…a frank and honest man and an open man”. I guess he hasn’t heard about Olmert being investigated (AGAIN) for allegedly taking bribes. Or his being indicted for fraud and forgery.