Carol Platt Liebau: Ready to Gamble?

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Ready to Gamble?

Iran has vowed to follow its atomic ambitions "until the end."

Now, according to Seymour Hersh, the CIA -- the same organization that didn't realize the Soviet Union would collapse, that Saddam Hussein was close to a bomb in '91 or that his WMD's were gone in 2003 -- isn't really sure that Iran is trying to develop nuclear weapons, after all. Such "reporting" will offer the Democrats the fig leaf they'll be looking for to support a policy of endless "dialogue."

Add to the mix that Henry Kissinger quite rightly notes that behavior that signals weakness on the part of the United States will be provocative to Iran.

So, are Americans ready to gamble that the CIA finally has it right, and that Kissinger's got it wrong? It will be interesting to see how Democrats react to the necessity of weighing in on the tough questions of war and peace before a course of action has been settled upon, rather than simply waiting to criticize in the aftermath.

2 Comments:

Blogger Editor said...

If you read Pat Robert's (R) pre-war intelligence report, you'll find the CIA had it right but, Tenet cave in to arm twisting by the administration. And Tenet has apologized for doing this.

8:43 PM  
Blogger The Flomblog said...

IMHO, Seymour Hirsh is another member of the Hate-America-First group. He will do anything he can to destroy our system. I wish he did not get any covrage and was allowed to fde into the ignominy where he belogs.

11:59 AM  

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