The consensus on Iran seems to be that we will have no choice but to launch a pre-emptive attack in the near future to forestall the rogue state achieving nuclear arms. But let’s take a deep breath and consider the following: We couldn’t stop the USSR, China, India, or Pakistan from getting the bomb, and we probably won’t stop Iran. MAD prevented any of those countries from launching a missile, even though they were as crazy and paranoid as the Iranians.p>Nuclear arms play a different role in the Middle East than in the West. They’re a token of coming of age for the country. In Pakistan, the day they got the bomb is a national holiday. So I say let’s give the Iranians a dozen nuclear armed missiles. After all, if they are insane enough to launch one, we don’t want it to be one of their inferior home-made Molotov cocktails that they aimed at Paris and hit New York. Then, let’s place nuclear missiles in Afghanistan and Iraq, as Reagan did in Europe, and let the Iranians know we will complete the desertification of their country should they launch one. br> — Roger D. McKinney br> Broken Arrow, Oklahoma /p> p> WARMING’S HOT AIR br> Re: Patrick J. Michaels’s
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
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