An interesting interview of an independent arms control group:
a. There is a problem – Iran is creating conditions for a bomb;
b. Military option has problems – may not work, may not last, and may play into the regime’s hands by rallying the nation to an unpopular government; and
c. We really do not understand what is going on within Iran in great detail.
I still do not understand the case for sanctions only without a dramatic attempt at dialogue. Even a cursory review of the map shows only the US can undertake a military option. Could Israel really overfly that many Arab countries, suppress air defenses, and effectively bomb on a sustained basis these facilities? If we do act, it points out how far we are from the 1990s – no international mandate and no caution on intervention.
Every time there is a problem in the world Senator McCain calls for intervention and a huge part of the establishment lines up for it. Remember Bosnia, which was genocide in Europe, but it still took years to build support for intervention?
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