March 2012

March 21, 2012 | Permalink
You can’t open a newspaper or watch television newscasts these days without hearing various views on Iran’s nuclear weapons ambitions. President Obama says we still have time for diplomacy to work and that we must first verify Iran’s goals of its nuclear program before acting. The U.N. Secretary General says much the same, adding that anything other than a peaceful resolution is unjustified at this time. And Israel’s Prime Minister understandably fears the worst – that without near-term military action Iran will acquire nuclear weapon capabilities. These leaders aren’t wrong in wanting to keep nuclear weapons technology out of the hands of the erratic Iranian President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. But more than that, we all have a moral obligation to do everything we can to make it as difficult as possible for Iran—or any other state for that matter--to attain nuclear weapons.  At present, we are not doing all we can.
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