Monday, December 03, 2007

Iran Not Building Nukes

It sez right here.

Good news!

And thank God the U.S. has been acting like a big psycho over this. It's like this big chunk of conservatives can't stop oscillating between two poles: (a) macho posturing psycho-dom and (b) complete fraidy-cat-dom. As Edwards said in one debate, we're the strongest country on the planet and we really do have to quit acting like we're the weakest one. We've got to stop jumping at our own shadow, threatening to bomb (and sometimes, ya know, actually bombing) everybody who kinda sorta maybe might someday think about associating with somebody who knows a guy who knows a guy who might think about attacking us sometime.

So, anyway: apparently no WMDs in Iran, either...


Blogger Tom Van Dyke said...

It's very, very good news, as it indicates that the mullahs are operating from rationality and not nihilistic religious conviction.

Contra Edwards, the US policy has been excellent in keeping up the multilateral pressure. Had Iran encountered a flabbiness on the west's part, they might well have resumed the nukes program they worked at so earnestly until 2003.

And as Instapundit notes, what happened in 2003 that made Iran halt?

The news reports blandly imply "international pressure," but invading Iraq and putting 150,000 US troops on their doorstep might have had something to do with it.

So why did Iran, following Saddam's folly, jerk around the inspectors?

What was going on in Iranian client state Syria that nobody---not even Syria---raised a fuss or an eyebrow when Israel bombed it.

More here than meets the eye, or is addressed by Edwards' naive nonsense.

7:34 PM  

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