Confronting the Islamic Republic of Iran
Would you prefer a conventional invasion of Iran or an exchange of thermonuclear weapons? Conventional weapon as slow and painful, thermonuclear exchanges are quick and excruciating.
In the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, there is this room designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. This room is an amazing space that draws out your mind and allows you to consider the possibilities of how people interact with space.
In the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C., there is a silver bird built by men of vision and flown across the Atlantic by a man of spectacular courage and will. This Spirit of Saint Louis showed the world what free men could do and inspired millions to go further and do more.
In Qom and Tehran are deeply corrupt religious fanatics who have been attacking my country by proxy on a retail basis for twenty-five years. Today they are telling us that their killing is going to change to direct supply on a wholesale basis. They are telling me that they are perfectly willing to turn that room in New York, the bird in D.C., and millions of people around them into radioactive ash because we will not submit to their authority.
I do not want to have my nation suffer the pain and burden of another invasion and reconstruction. I deeply regret that if forced to choose between art, accomplishment, and freedom or the control of corrupt religious fundamentalists with nuclear weapons, I will choose to protect the culture of my people by invasion.