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Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Chester on Iran

Have you been wondering what is going on with Iran and their ever nutty president who has publicly proclaimed that Israel should be wiped off the map (or at least uprooted and moved to Europe)? How close is Iran to having nuclear capabilities? Is a nuclear Iran a fait accompli? Is a preemptive (possibly nuclear) strike by Israel a fait accompli? How does Sharon's health change things? Can the UN or Europe be counted on for any help in this matter? Does the Bush administration even have a coherent Iran policy? These and other muddy questions are disentangled by Chester. Very interesting and provocative read.

A few weeks ago, I thought an Israeli strike on Iranian nuclear facilities was an inevitability. Now with Sharon's health problems, I think those plans are probably shelved, at least for the time being. I am not sure that the Bush Administration can muster the political will for even a targeted strike on Iran's nuclear facilities, which means we will go the diplomatic Euro/appeasement route and Iran will go nuclear before we see 2007. Our children will probably wonder why/how we stood passively by and watched a country that opens its legislative sessions with chants of 'Death to America' develop nukes right in front of our faces.

Perhaps by then I will have an answer.


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