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            The Oval Office of the President of the United States. 9 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The television cameras are pointed at the empty chair behind the massive desk. Television and radio stations around the world have been notified of the important event. The President of the United States enters the room and takes his seat behind the desk. He’s wearing a dark suit and a red, silk tie. An American flag pin is in his lapel.  The teleprompter begins rolling. The new president looks into the camera lens and speaks.
          “My fellow Americans, two weeks ago I personally contacted the President of Iran, Mr. Ahmadinejad, and clearly explained to him the dangers of the direction in which he was taking his country. I explained to him that the free nations of the world, led by the United States of America, would not permit his country to build and store nuclear weapons. I further explained that his five years of ignoring the warnings given him and his country by the United States and dozens of other free nations have tested the patience of freedom loving people around the world.”
          “After carefully explaining to Mr. Ahmadinejad that his nation would not be permitted to continue creating nuclear weapons I told him that we have positive proof of the existence of these nuclear weapons as well as their means of delivery. We have confirmed the existence of these weapons of mass destruction using our own intelligence sources as well as the expert findings of the intelligence agencies of the nations of Germany, France, Great Britain and Israel. I told Mr. Ahmadinejad that his country will be given two weeks to allow United Nation’s inspectors inside Iran with full access to where we know he is building and stockpiled these nuclear weapons. He was told that if he does not comply with the introduction of inspectors and the removal of these weapons and their delivery systems the United States of America will be forced to consider their forceful removal or destruction.”
          “The President of Iran, during our conversation, told me that his nation had the right to use nuclear power in any way it sees fit.”
          “There is no longer any doubt that Iran, under the direction of Mr. Ahmadinejad, now has the capability of launching short and long range nuclear weapons. His control of nuclear weapons is an enormous threat to the stability of the area. Iran could launch these weapons on Israel or any nation in the area. These same nations that have supplied us with precise intelligence about the existence of these nuclear weapons in Iran, could be reached by the delivery systems now controlled by Iran.”
          “It is far more than the stability of the Middle East that concerns us. It is also the future of all free nations, including the United States of America. Mr. Ahmadinejad has called the United States ‘The Great Satan.’ He has called for the annihilation of the state of Israel as well as the United States of America. His revolutionaries have fed the flames of war in Iraq since the war of freedom began. Iran is the center of Al Qaeda training and financial support for their murderous activities around the world.”
          “My fellow Americans, we have reached a point in world affairs that resembles the advances of Hitler and the Nazi party in the nineteen thirties. America and the world learned from that experience that to appease and to permit terrorists to believe that the world will permit their murderous advances will only result in massive bloodshed and destruction on a scale that is unimaginable. Mr. Ahmadinejad and his followers have sworn to destroy not only Israel, the United States of America, but any nation that refuses to follow the dictates of their radical Islamism. These people are dedicated to the destruction of our way of life.”
          “If Iran were allowed to continue building and stockpiling nuclear weapons the Middle East and its oil reserves would become endangered. Allowed to continue building nuclear weapons, Iran could control the flow of oil from the region, but this situation is far more than just the protection of our oil interests.”
          “We are now faced with a situation that is similar to the hours before Pearl Harbor or with Hitler and Chamberlin in Munich. Left to continue, Iran will attack Israel. With its nuclear weapons it will dominate and rule not only the Middle East, but it will gain strength and eventually attack the West. Iran wants to destroy the United States.”
          “And so, my fellow Americans, at this moment a massive armada of American bombers and fighter planes is entering Iranian air space and heading for the sixteen proven locations of Iran’s nuclear weapon’s construction sites as well as their storage facilities. Eight locations of Iran’s delivery and rocket sites are also targeted and will be destroyed. Within two hours Iran’s capabilities to wage nuclear war will be eliminated. Our military will do everything possible to avoid deaths or injury to the Iranian populace.”
           “At nine a.m. tomorrow I will report to you on the success of this mission. I thank you and bid you good night. God bless America.”

          The lights of the television cameras were switched off. The President rose from his chair behind the desk. He left the Oval office and headed for the secure war room in the basement of the White House. In San Jose California a young mother held her one year old son, turned to her husband and said, “Honey, what does this mean?” The father and husband reached out to touch his wife and young son and said, “I don’t know, honey. Nobody does.”