But two of our more principled senators, Republican John McCain and Democrat Joe Lieberman, have this month faced the Iranian Choice — and both endorsed military action. McCain was most direct: “There is only one thing worse than the United States exercising a military option,” he said on “Face the Nation.” “That is a nuclear-armed Iran.”
Iran has the bomb all manner of things can change. For starters Iran has missiles that could strike targets in Russia and Iran could extend a nuclear umbrella to the Chechens. Is it any wonder the Russians are being Iran’s “Moderator”. Of course the Nuclear Umbrella could protect Hamas or Hezbollah from the consequences of their crimes. Not to mention protection to rouge states in the region like Syria.
Radical Islamic movement takes over Iraq after the US leaves if Iran has a nuclear umbrella…the world can’t intervene without risk of a missile strike. This was like the period in the 70s and 80s when the western powers decided to use nukes to supplement weaknesses in their conventional forces. This created a pause that allowed them to gain the strategic advantage and force the soviet’s finger on the nuclear toggle.
Dropping a bomb on Tel Aviv is far less potent then preventing the US or EU from stopping a Hamas led Palestinian Authority having an open hot war with Israel.
Iran with nukes has the potential of negating US hegemony in the region on things the US isn’t willing to go to the wall over.
Bush is playing nancy boy diplomatic games that aren’t working here because he knows ( and has since before the Iraq invasion) he doesn’t have the political cover to just go in there and blow stuff up like he has to.
I pray some one calls for the war with Iran that has been long in the making