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. Each week we'll ask our readers a question about an issue facing the nation and post your responses here.
How would you handle the U.N. deadline that has come and gone for Iran?
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Here's what FOX Fans are saying:
“As president, I would apologize for the mess I have gotten my country into, apologize to Iran, let them pursue peaceful nuclear production, remove our veto power and condemn the U.N. as an undemocratic institution.” — Mike
“A Naval blockade of Iran, would be a good deterrent. Loss of income and no gas to run their cars. They do not have refineries.” — Bob
“How long are we going to wait? Long enough for them to develop a nuclear weapon that would kill us all? Take action before it is too late.” — SL
“If I were president, I would put a tactical military plan together now to deal with an Iranian nuclear situation. I would pick five or six worst-case scenarios of what might happen when Iran finally acquires nuclear weapons and focus on being prepared to counter their offensive on Israel and the West. Proactively, I would concentrate on notifying and preparing the U.S. on the situation in Iran. I would make a conscious effort to make sure every American knows how dangerous this situation is, and (most likely) the U.S. will have to deal with Iran militarily.” — Jason (Florida)
“Strongly encourage Russia and China to sanction Iran. Same goes for North Korea.” — Sandy (San Mateo, CA)
“We need to take the example that Israel set for us in 1981. They handled Iraq's nuclear weapons program quickly and successfully." — Joshua
"I would continue to follow present courses of action. Power with combined perseverance and education is the only way. 'Taking out' can only ever be a last resort, yet if that is the only way we must trust our leaders to act in our best interests." — George
"If I were president, I would work covertly with high tech companies nationwide to create a new type of weapon that would render Iran's (and all other) nuclear weapons useless. Perhaps a form of nanotechnology that destroys enriched uranium." — Barbara (California)
"We need to have the U.N. enforce sanctions that will affect the leaders of Iran and the regime." — Doug (Pennsylvania)
"We need to place a complete embargo around Iran — no oil out and no goods of any kind in or out. I would put Iran and their allies on notice that things have changed and from now on this behavior will be met head-on forcefully and swiftly." — K.G. (Avon, CT)
"I would remove our aid and support from our allies and the U.N. after their inevitable inaction in this crisis." — EM (Columbus, OH)
"How about putting sanctions on China, Russia, and all others invested in Iran, and let the region's leaders deal with Iran?" — Kim
"I would stop all U.S. aid to Iran, Lebanon, and North Korea. Our aid dollars are making it possible to develop nuclear weapons and support Hezbollah or other terrorist organizations." — Kenneth (Kapaa, Hawaii)
"If I were president, I would ask for sanctions immediately, and make intensive and urgent efforts to find oil in other locations while halting U.S. oil purchases from all Iranian companies. In other words, stop doing business with them!" — Luckas
"Naval blockade, I would make sure nothing could enter or leave that county." — Kirk (Richland, WA)
"As long as we have such a strong dependence on foreign oil, it will be difficult to hurt any Middle Eastern nation without great expense to us. In this case, our best offense might be a strong defense (energy independence)." — Jeff (Baltimore, MD )
"If I understand the problem, Mr. Ahmadinejad wants nuclear weapons and rational minded people do not want him to because he will use them to nuke Israel and all countries Muslim or non Muslim that he is not in agreement with. Plus, most Iranians want him out of power. The solution? Take him out." — John
"We need to do whatever it takes. Our very lives are at stake." — Wayne (Georgetown,CT)
"We need to step back and allow Israel to defend itself." — Patrick (Muskegon, MI)
"Iran wishes to join the nuclear club. They feel this will earn them respect and the ability to do things without consequence (they have seen the U.S. and Soviet Union/Russia do this for years) This is a false perception and belief. So, what do we do? We must take the underpinnings from beneath Iran on this with all available options: economic & social pressures. The world must be educated as to the knife that is at its throat. I am shocked how quickly we forget this as a nation." — S
"Do the best we can to enforce whatever sanctions the U.N. has the spine to allow enforcement on, covertly seek regime change, recognize this threat for what it is. They are doing their best to be ready, we must do the same."
"Iran is going to continue its course. They also believe that the world needs and will continue to buy their oil regardless of their actions. A policy that changes with the breeze is one they disrespect the most." — Vic (Waynesville, Missouri)
"We don't need to go it alone". — Phil (Las Vegas, NV)
"I would let other countries step up and lay down the law. We as the USA try to act like we need to solve all the world's problems and what takes place because of this are usually two-fold. One...war and two...debt. And no I'm not a Democrat." — KS (Oxford, MS)
"Economic sanctions, even though they would hurt Iran's economy in a long run, would still give Iran enough time to complete their nuclear program and get the bomb." — Alex