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Darth Vader Nickname Doesn't Bother Cheney: "One Of The Nicer Things I've Been Called Recently"

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In a sobering speech to a Middle East think tank, Vice President Cheney used tough language to describe the Iranian regime, terming it "a growing obstacle to peace" in the region.

The vice president termed Iran's reported efforts to arm and direct Iraqi insurgent attacks as "subversive" and "perhaps the greatest strategic threat" to Iraq's Shiite majority as it seeks to establish its independence from Iran's influence. He also again blasted Iran's nuclear program, and warned that the country's direction puts it on a collision course with the U.S. and the international community.

Read the whole story at Wall Street Journal's Washington Wire Blog