Irvine, CA–In his January 10 speech, President Bush acknowledged that Iran is providing key material support for attacks on American troops in Iraq.

“Iran’s support for these attacks constitutes an act of war against the United States–the latest act of war in a long series stretching back to the Iranian hostage crisis,” said Dr. Yaron Brook, executive director of the Ayn Rand Institute. “Our government has a moral obligation to respond to these vicious acts by taking decisive military action against Iran: hostile nations must not be given a blank check to murder American citizens.

“Shamefully, instead of vowing to retaliate against Iran, President Bush has  meekly announced plans to ‘disrupt’ future attacks and destroy isolated ‘networks’ of Iranian agents plotting to murder more American citizens.

“President Bush’s inaction against Iran will encourage the regime to sponsor further attacks on Americans in Iraq, and to expand the scope of its aggression further. Those who value the lives of our soldiers and the security of America must demand that the Bush administration change course and eliminate the Iranian threat.”

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