Thursday, May 28, 2009

Iran And The Cuban Missile Crisis

I thought that Victor Davis Hanson's analogy is to the point in discussing Iran's goal in obtaining nuclear arms:
More likely, Iran wishes to break Israel's will - not necessarily by a nuclear strike. Instead, periodic threats from a nuclear theocracy, it may recognize, would do well enough.

Once armed with the bomb, Iran will likely increase the frequency of its now-familiar denial of the Holocaust. In between such well-publicized lunacy, some Iranians such as President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will periodically threaten to wipe Israel off the map - or promise Armageddon if Israel retaliates against Hamas or Hezbollah.

The net effect would be for half the world's Jews to hear constantly two messages - there was no Holocaust, but there might well be one soon. It would be analogous to the American public reliving the threats of the Cuban Missile Crisis of October 1962 - every day.
Read the whole thing.

Considering how disinterested the world is in preventing Iran from obtaining nuclear arms--and the polls indicating the reaction of Israelis to this apparent inevitability--it appears that Iran will succeed in sending both messages: loud and clear.

Yet Obama thinks creating a second Palestinian state whose creation--never mind its sustainability--is questionable should take precedence.

Empathy is apparently reserved for Supreme Court Justices.

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