Rein in the rush to a war in Iran :: CHICAGO SUN-TIMES :: Commentary: “Americans don’t want to be tricked into another unjustified, unvetted war. We’ve got to clean up our mess in Iraq before we even consider fighting anybody else. That’s why we applaud Sen. Dick Durbin’s bill that would require President Bush, who has been ratcheting up his threats against Iran, to seek congressional approval before ordering another invasion. » Click to enlarge image (J.P. Schmelzer/Special to the Sun-Times) RELATED STORIES • Give O’Hare high-tech security boost ‘If Iran had a nuclear weapon, it’d be a dangerous threat to world peace,’ President Bush said. ‘So I told people that if you’re interested in avoiding World War III, it seems like you ought to be interested in preventing them from having the knowledge necessary to make a nuclear weapon.’ The president is right to talk tough about stopping nuclear proliferation in Iran, which is engaged in uranium enrichment ostensibly to develop nuclear weapons. Its Revolutionary Guard corps has supported terrorists in Iraq and Afghanistan. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has threatened to destroy Israel. Durbin is with Bush in acknowledging the threat. ‘Make no mistake, Iran cannot be ignored,’ Durbin said. ‘It has fostered a foreign policy that supports some of the worst actions in the Middle East, from Hezbollah to Hamas.’ But sanctions that freeze the Iranian military’s assets, ban Americans from doing business in Iran and encourage our allies and the United Nations to pressure Iraq are a more reasonable approach than threatening to bomb Iran and replace Ahmadinejad. That’s what Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney have intimated they are eager to do. “


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