• The Heritage Network
    • Resize:
    • A
    • A
    • A
  • Donate
  • Iran: Truth or Dare for Ahmadinejad

    According to press accounts, the Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad declared that “Iran has enough funds to withstand a total embargo on its oil sales for two to three years.”

    Cool! Let’s put him and his cronies to the test. Robust sanctions, in combination with other efforts to put the pressure on the boys in Tehran (such as shining a spotlight on the government’s abysmal human rights record), is the best means to foster internal regime change in the country.

    Ahmadinejad must think he is prepping for the summer Olympics to set the world record for blustering.

    Blustering is apparently a prime instrument of Iranian foreign policy. Remember a short time ago when Iranian politicians threatened to close the Strait of Hormuz, a key waterway that carries about one-third of the world’s oil exports?

    The real problem with Iran, however, is not the empty threats but a foreign policy bent on making serious trouble. Recent reports out of the Britain, for example, claim that Iran is helping fashion bombs to kill NATO soldiers in Afghanistan. It has long been suspected that Tehran set up a pipeline for funneling powerful improvised explosive devises to kill coalition soldiers in Iraq.

    Iran has also been also been singled out as one of the world’s most active state sponsors of terrorism.

    And, by the way, the Iranians are suspected of having a program to develop the capacity to build nuclear weapons and the long-range missiles to put them on.

    The U.S. needs a serious endgame for the dangerous and deadly regime in Iran. Listening to Ahmadinejad’s rants isn’t it.

    Posted in Featured [slideshow_deploy]

    2 Responses to Iran: Truth or Dare for Ahmadinejad

    1. Embree Walker says:

      It's not bluster if you have the bomb and know it. After these talls, everybody will know. It's a shame that we don't have the imagination and can't connect the dots. Or won't.

    2. ahmadinejad friend says:

      The iranians really know what they are doing. Don’t dare to try them ;)

    Comments are subject to approval and moderation. We remind everyone that The Heritage Foundation promotes a civil society where ideas and debate flourish. Please be respectful of each other and the subjects of any criticism. While we may not always agree on policy, we should all agree that being appropriately informed is everyone's intention visiting this site. Profanity, lewdness, personal attacks, and other forms of incivility will not be tolerated. Please keep your thoughts brief and avoid ALL CAPS. While we respect your first amendment rights, we are obligated to our readers to maintain these standards. Thanks for joining the conversation.

    Big Government Is NOT the Answer

    Your tax dollars are being spent on programs that we really don't need.

    I Agree I Disagree ×

    Get Heritage In Your Inbox — FREE!

    Heritage Foundation e-mails keep you updated on the ongoing policy battles in Washington and around the country.