On April 9, 2008, MyWayNews reported that the future President John McCain saying the following:
“I don’t think you could make a blanket statement about preemptive war, because obviously, it depends on the threat that the United States of America faces,” McCain told his audience at Bridgewater Associates Inc., a global investment firm.
“If someone is about to launch a weapon that would devastate America, or have the capability to do so, obviously, you would have to act immediately in defense of this nation’s national security interests.”
On April, 11, 2010, the United States launched a preemptive strike against Iran after President Mahmud AHMADI-NEJAD failed to comply with UN demands to halt the enrichment of uranium and to agree to full IAEA oversight of its nuclear program. Iran also provided material support to the Taliban and other terrorist organizations, and threated to destroy Israel. World observers fear that the United States’ preemptive strike could spark another World War, as the newly reformed Soviet Union, China, and other Middle-Eastern countries recognize Iran’s status as a sovereign nation.