Tuesday, June 10, 2008
"Former State Department official and daughter of Dick Cheney says Iran 'will face military action' if it does not halt its nuclear program.
Speaking at the American Israel Political Affairs Committee convention, Elizabeth Cheney said the time for diplomacy on Iran is 'rapidly coming to an end'.
Former deputy assistant secretary for Near Eastern affairs deplored the Bush administration over key elements of its Middle East policies, suggesting that the administration needed to adopt a tougher stance in the region.
"In my view, this administration has gotten it right when we have been bold, when we have been decisive, when we have been focused, when we have used our military force when necessary," Cheney said.
Cheney added that Washington must clearly declare that if Iranians "don't give up diplomatically [to United Nations demands that Iran freeze its nuclear program], they will face military action"........"