US President George W. Bush said he hoped to resolve the nuclear dispute with Iran with diplomacy, but warned Tehran he would "use military might" if necessary to defend Israel.
"The threat from Iran is, of course, their stated objective to destroy our strong ally Israel. That's a threat, a serious threat. It's a threat to world peace," the US president said after a speech defending the war in Iraq.
"I made it clear, and I'll make it clear again, that we will use military might to protect our ally Israel," said Bush, who was apparently referring to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's call for the destruction of Israel.
The above was on the Drudgereport tonight. I'm afraid it is going to come down to this eventually...a horrific war on the soil of Israel. But I agree with the President. We have to stand by Israel. He had to make that clear to the Iranians and others that want to destroy Israel. I couldn't imagine living in Israel, knowing everyone around you wants to see you dead...trying to raise your family there to live in peace and finding none. But the President was bold today in his declaration. We will defend Israel.