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Radical Shia elements, some supported by Iran, formed death squads. (..) Iran would be emboldened in its pursuit of nuclear weapons. (...) Succeeding in Iraq also requires defending its territorial integrity and stabilizing the region in the face of extremist challenges. This begins with addressing Iran and Syria. These two regimes are allowing terrorists and insurgents to use their territory to move in and out of Iraq. Iran is providing material support for attacks on American troops. We will disrupt the attacks on our forces. We'll interrupt the flow of support from Iran and Syria. And we will seek out and destroy the networks providing advanced weaponry and training to our enemies in Iraq. (...) And we will work with others to prevent Iran from gaining nuclear weapons and dominating the region. (..) Now America is engaged in a new struggle that will set the course for a new century.
George W. Bush, President's Adress to the Nation 10 januari 2007. Zie ook hier.