Carol Platt Liebau: And What About When They Get Nukes?

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

And What About When They Get Nukes?

Iran is already a belligerent and uncooperative member of the "world community," as demonstrated most recently by their seizure of British sailors and marines. As this piece in the Wall Street Journal points out, there are a number of strategic reasons that the regime may have chosen to engage in what is effectively an act of war.

But if they're this aggressive now, can anyone imagine how they'd behave if they're actually permitted to develop nuclear weapons? The Journal points out what too many in this country have clearly forgotten: "Iran was at its most diplomatically pliant after the United States sank much of Tehran's navy after Iran tried to disrupt oil traffic in the Persian Gulf in the late 1980s. Regimes that resort to force the way Iran does tend to be respecters of it."


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