[I was startled by the drift of this article until I noted that it was written by one of the principal neocons — still convinced that military dominance is the only way to go in the Middle East.  Certainly one worries about nuclear bombs in any hands, particularly those of hostile powers.  But certainly Iran can figure that it would be suicidal to attack any of its neighbors with same or even to threaten an attack.  Israel has sufficient nuclear fire power to annihilate Iran if it is threatened.  And the real threat over there has been and is Pakistan with its established nuclear stock pile, political instability, and Dr. Khan ready to supply nuclear know how to any and all.  Ed Kent]

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Alalam News Network
Stopping Iran
Wall Street Journal – 7 hours ago
By NORMAN PODHORETZ Up until a fairly short time ago, scarcely anyone dissented from the assessment offered with “high confidence” by the National Intelligence Estimate of 2005 that Iran was “determined to develop nuclear weapons.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB120103739264407641.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

“A war is just if there is no alternative, and the resort to arms is legitimate if they represent your last hope.” (Livy cited by Machiavelli)

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