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Americans Understand That Iran is a Threat
Posted By Rory Cooper On May 25, 2009 @ 9:17 am In Protect America | 11 Comments
A new poll released this week  by McLaughlin and Associates shows that Americans understand better than Congress that Iran is a serious a threat to our national security and is a dangerous actor amongst its neighbors.
According to Joel Rosenberg’s Weblog , the poll found:
If the White House is truly poll driven, then one can only hope it notices the overwhelming majority opinion of America when it comes to the need for a strong missile defense against a menacing Iran. So far, President Obama approved a 20% cut for missile defense and abandoned deploying missile defenses to western Europe.
That Iran doesn’t have nuclear capability at this very moment is beside the point. A team of U.S. and Russian scientists just released a report stating Iran would have such capability in as few as five years. In light of this Iran’s missile test-fire earlier this week, will President Obama take a more aggressive approach to dealing with Iran, or will he stand by his decision to give the rogue nation a year-end deadline?
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URLs in this post:
 poll released this week: http://www.mclaughlinonline.com/lib/sitefiles/National_Terrorism_Memo_0509.pdf
 Joel Rosenberg’s Weblog: http://flashtrafficblog.wordpress.com/
 Iran Briefing Room: http://www.heritage.org/Research/Middleeast/iranbriefingroom.cfm
 33minutes.com: http://33-minutes.com/
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