Thursday, August 07, 2008

While Diplomats Dither, Iran Builds Nukes - WSJ.com

I love John Bolton as most as much as I avoid Michael Bolton.

Drawing another line in the sand in front of the Iranian nukes is nothing. The majority of countries in the world understand that the US, and especially the UN and EU, will do nothing but draw another line. A few countries used to worry about what would happen, but the West and its power have saddly declined. They have no will to preserve the world or themselves. Only a few of us have the willpower to to believe in ourselves and fight against the forces of the barbarians at our gates.

Fight for our civilization and fight for our lives. I am not a Muslim and I am not a barbarian, but I will fight against both.


While Diplomats Dither, Iran Builds Nukes - WSJ.com: "This weekend, yet another 'deadline' passed for Iran to indicate it was seriously ready to discuss ending its pursuit of nuclear weapons. Like so many other deadlines during these five years of European-led negotiations, this one died quietly, with Brussels diplomats saying that no one seriously expected any real work on a Saturday.

The fact that the Europeans are right -- this latest deadline is not fundamentally big news -- is precisely the problem with their negotiations, and the Bush administration's acquiescence in that effort.

The rationality of continued Western negotiations with Iran depends critically on two assumptions: that Iran is far enough away from having deliverable nuclear weapons that we don't incur excessive risks by talking; and that by talking we don't materially impede the option to use military force. Implicit in the latter case is the further assumption that the military option is static -- that it remains equally viable a year from now as it is today.

Neither assumption is correct. Can we believe that if diplomacy fails we can still take military action 'in time' to prevent Iranian nuclear weapons? 'Just in time' nonproliferation assumes a level of intelligence certainty concerning Iran's nuclear program that recent history should manifestly caution us against."

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