Ever wish you could whisper in the president's ear? Give him advice on issues plaguing the nation? Well, here's your chance to tell the world what you would do if you were president of the United States. Twice weekly, we'll ask our readers a question about an issue facing the nation and post your responses here.
If you were president, what would you do to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons?
Read some of the recent stories on this topic in the box on the right, then e-mail us at email@example.com. Check back during the day to read more responses from FOX Fans and to see if yours was posted.
Check out what FOX Fans are saying:
"The bottom line is, there is no diplomatic solution. No matter what we do, the eventual outcome will be open war, and very possibly nuclear war, with Iran and its allies. Unless we can start a civil war in Iran and topple their regime quickly, I say we annihilate them before they annihilate us." — Mark (Washington)
"I’d do nothing! I would let Russia and China know that we do not care, and that we will retaliate if Iran attacks American interests. I would be quiet and let Israel take care of that problem." — Carlos (Chicago, IL)
"I would bomb their suspected nuclear facility sites. If they retaliated, I would take out all of their governmental infrastructure and leaders. I would avoid killing civilians as much as possible, but some would lose their lives. It is better to act now since it will only become more difficult in the future with an even greater loss of American life." — John
"I would let Israel do what it needs to do. I don't think we have the stomach for it." — Michael
"Sanctions are a joke when Russia and China have extensive economic interests in Iran. In order to get Iran’s attention, we need to make it clear that our version of sanctions is much more direct. First, we take out 25% of their oil-refining capacity to show them we are serious. Let Russia and China cry all they want. Make sure that the American people are ready for increased gas prices, but the furor will eventually die down and prices will settle back down. Finally, if all else fails, take the gloves off Israel and let them do the right thing." — Michael (Los Gatos, CA)
"I would ensure that any country that continued to sell and/or purchase anything from Iran would be forbidden to sell its goods in the U.S. directly, or through any other country." — Don
"I would never allow our troops to set foot on Iranian ground. I would use air power on their military and nuclear sites. If a threat comes in, you take it out along with every building around it. I mean nothing over one foot tall. Maybe then, the peaceful civilians will take action against the bad guys themselves. I'd try this in Iraq and Afghanistan." — James
"I would 1) notify the Europeans that we will never take any offensive action against any country, regardless of what happens to them, without a formal request as to what type of assistance they request by at least six European countries through the UN; 2) notify the U.N. that the U.S. will not take any offensive actions against any other country unless there is confirmed evidence that an attack on the U.S. is imminent and the majority leaders of both US political parties have agreed in writing to that; and, lastly, 3) use the money that we would have used to protect others and spend it in America to protect our borders." — P.
"I am so glad that I am not president! There are no good solutions to this problem. There are only bad ones and very bad ones. If America ignores this problem and risks a nuclear attack (here or on Israel, the effects of these events on the world would be staggering. I would take strong action now and risk major interruptions in the world oil supplies, as well as risking some type of non-military conflict with China and or Russia. President Bush has no choice but destroy Iran's ability to wage nuclear war." — Chris (Cave Creek, AZ)
"I'd request a conference with the Iranian president in a neutral country and try to talk the situation out." — Carol
"Completely and immediately destroy Iran's nuclear capability." — Reh
"I would fully back any plans that Israel has to deal with Iran." — Chad (Cheyenne, WY)
"I would start with complete isolation from the rest of the world — including their oil. When that fails, I'd follow up by non-stop bombing. I would walk softly and carry a big stick." — Joe