Monday, September 18, 2006

Feeling Lucky?

Regarding Iran, Charles Krauthammer writes:
The mullahs are infinitely more likely to use these weapons than anyone in the history of the nuclear age. Every city in the civilized world will live under the specter of instant annihilation delivered either by missile or by terrorist. This from a country that has an official Death to America Day and has declared since Ayatollah Khomeini's ascension that Israel must be wiped off the map.

Against millenarian fanaticism glorying in a cult of death, deterrence is a mere wish. Is the West prepared to wager its cities with their millions of inhabitants on that feeble gamble?

These are the questions. These are the calculations. The decision is no more than a year away.
Stealing a phrase from Dirty Harry, "Do we feel lucky?"

Meanwhile, demonstrating world-class surrendering skills, French President Jacques Chirac urged world powers not to refer Iran to the UN Security Council while pleading for a universal Rodney King-like approach. Come on, fellas. Can't we just get along?

I'd guess that Chirac is trying to milk the remainder of his term as president while working to delay the shoe hitting the fan. Then he can watch the mayhem from the bleachers and not be responsible for anything.

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