Barack Obama: U.S. presidential election, 2008/On war with Iran

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Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) told "the Chicago Tribune on September 26, 2004, '[T]he big question is going to be, if Iran is resistant to these pressures [to stop its nuclear program], including economic sanctions, which I hope will be imposed if they do not cooperate, at what point ... if any, are we going to take military action?'

"He added, '[L]aunching some missile strikes into Iran is not the optimal position for us to be in' given the ongoing war in Iraq. 'On the other hand, having a radical Muslim theocracy in possession of nuclear weapons is worse.' Obama went on to argue that military strikes on Pakistan should not be ruled out if 'violent Islamic extremists' were to 'take over'," Joshua Frank wrote January 22, 2005, for[1]

See The Barack Obama Report,[2] about Obama's efforts to develop an aggressive program of outreach to the Jewish community on his record of support for Israel, which he claims is unwavering. Obama fully endorsed Israel's invasion of Lebanon [in 2006], and he has also cited his more recent sponsorship of the Iran Sanctions Enabling Act of May 2007, another irresponsible piece of legislation by Congress that will increase the suffering of the Iranian people while doing nothing to change the country's leadership. He has pledged that Iran will not be allowed to threaten Israel through its nuclear program, but he is vague on exactly what he would do to stop it," Philip Giraldi wrote August 14, 2007, at[3]

National Foreign Trade Council v. Giannoulias

See Barack Obama and campaign contributor Alexi Giannoulias.


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  1. Joshua Frank, "Democrats and Iran: Look Who Supports Bush's Next War,", January 22, 2005.
  2. "Obama names liaison to Jewish Community," The Barack Obama Report, July 20, 2007.
  3. Philip Giraldi, "Neolibs and Neocons, United and Interchangeable,", August 14, 2007.

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