Friday, April 27, 2007

Thompson: Help overthrow Iran

IRVING, Texas - Fred Thompson, the politician and actor considering a White House bid, said Friday he favors helping the Iranian people overthrow the government of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad if the chance arises.

The former Tennessee senator accused Tehran of "playing a larger part in killing our soldiers" in neighboring Iraq.

Many Iranians don't like their government, "and I think we ought to capitalize on that," Thompson told The Associated Press. "There is a chance they may mobilize themselves, and we need to assist them if that happens."

Some public opinion polls show Thompson registering in the double digits even though he hasn't announced his political plans. On Friday, he deflected questions about a White House run.

"I have a general idea in my mind" about the timing of a decision, he said, "but I'm not discussing it right now."

Entire article here.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous9:35 AM

    I hope Fred Thompson has the good sense to declare Islam is the problem first.

    Identify, isolate the problem - then no holds barred elimination of the problem.

    Painful . . .but direct approach is necessary.