Support General Strike in Iran
By David Holcberg (Chicago Sun-Times, July 9, 2003)
As the July 9 general strike in Iran approaches, the United States should do everything within its power to ensure that the popular revolt against Iran's theocracy succeeds in overthrowing the regime.
Iran presents a much greater danger to the United States' security than did Iraq and Afghanistan.
Iran--as acknowledged even by the terrorist appeasers at the State Department--is the most active sponsor of terrorism in the world, supporting terrorist organizations like Hamas, Hezbollah and Islamic Jihad. Moreover, Iran--alongside with Saudi Arabia--is the main source of Islamic fundamentalism and thus the principal ideological enemy of the United States and the free world.
Iran is openly developing a nuclear weapons program, and has gone as far as threatening to use its soon-to-be-produced nuclear weapons against Israel, America's only true friend in the region. If Iran's mad mullahs are willing to strike Israel, the "Small Satan," they would not hesitate to strike their arch-enemy, America, the "Great Satan."
President Bush was right when he said eighteen months ago, in his State of the Union Address, that "time is not on our side." Bush told the country and the world that he would not "wait on events, while dangers gather." But dangers have gathered and time is running out. President Bush should keep the promise he made in a speech at West Point a year ago: "The United States will, if necessary, act preemptively."