Tancredo Wants Obama to Overthrow Iran's Gov't

Retiring Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-Colo.) said President-elect Obama should work to overthrow the Iranian regime of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad once he assumes the presidency next year.

"I believe that there will never be peace in Iraq, there will never be peace in the Middle East as long as the present regime in Iran is in place," Tancredo said during a teleconference before the Iran Policy Committee Tuesday morning at the National Press Club.

Tancredo told a reporter he advocated Obama trying to force an overthrowing of the government of Iran, but said that he doubted the incoming adminsitration would take such a position.

"I see absolutely nothing that would lead me to believe that they are willing to change their designs on the Middle East," the Congressman, rumored to be considering runs for either the governorship or Senate seat available in 2010, added.

Tancredo chalked his hard-line stance up to his experience in the real world, and said he doesn't really deal in the "world of diplomacy."