"ALL CAPS IN DEFENSE OF LIBERTY IS NO VICE."

Thursday, June 11, 2009

BOLTON: IF ISRAEL ATTACKS IRAN IT WOULD BE AWFUL, BUT A NUCLEAR IRAN WOULD BE WORSE

BOLTON:

Consider the most-often mentioned Iranian responses to a possible Israeli strike:

1) Iran closes the Strait of Hormuz. ...
2) Iran cuts its o wn oil exports to raise world prices. ...
3) Iran attacks U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. ...
4) Iran increases support for global terrorism. ...
5) Iran launches missile attacks on Israel. ...
6) Iran unleashes Hamas and Hezbollah against Israel.

... This brief survey demonstrates why Israel's military option against Iran's nuclear program is so unattractive, but also why failing to act is even worse. All these scenarios become infinitely more dangerous once Iran has deliverable nuclear weapons.

... Most of the Arab world's leaders would welcome Israel solving the Iran nuclear problem, although they certainly won't say so publicly and will rhetorically embrace Iran if Israel strikes. But rhetoric from its Arab neighbors is the only quantum of solace Iran will get.
THE SOONER THE BETTER...

AND THE WORLD WILL SEE WHERE OBAMA REALLY STANDS: I BET HE WOULDN'T VETO A UNSCR SANCTIONING ISRAEL.

RTWT.