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DEALING WITH THE MULLAHS…

By ATWadmin On June 4th, 2007

This is a very good editorial over on NRO. I think it neatly lays out what President Bush needs to with Iran in a very sensible non-provocative manner…

"He needs to give the Iranians a reason to believe that there is an expiry on diplomacy. His administration should make clear — in public and in private — that it will spend a maximum of six more months on an all-out push to ratchet up sanctions. The Security Council could shut down Iran’s economy by banning gasoline imports — something that China and Russia will never let it do. Marginally more plausible is the idea that Europe — especially France and Germany — could keep their companies from doing business with the Iranian regime (though the Germans were unwilling to restrict their commercial ties with Iran in response to the British hostage crisis earlier this year). Perhaps the most promising approach is simply a stronger unilateral American effort to undermine Iran’s economy. We could choke off a significant portion of Iran’s commercial ties if we forced companies to choose between doing business in Iran and doing business here.

But if, by the end of the year, all these efforts have failed — well, let the mullahs fill in that blank. Only once they have something to fear will they consider making a deal."

I think the "if" is a no-brainer, and that is why I urge a military strike on Iran’s nuke facilities NOW. Last year, Iran had 164 centrigues, now they have 1312, very shortly then will have enough to produce one nuclear bomb each year – do we wait until doomsday before we act? There is only one thing worse than attacking Iran, and that is NOT attacking Iran.

One Response to “DEALING WITH THE MULLAHS…”

  1. In other words Bush needs to tone down his imperialist rhetoric according to the article but not according to DV the Darth Vader…

    I suggest that America should wait until its casualty levels in Iraq actually start to decrease, indicating that there’s some hope for that country’s future. That may take a few years…

    Invading Iran would obviously be much much worse than not invading it, as the Iraq experience shows us. It probably wouldn’t lead to World War III but having said that, I think I’ve exhausted my list of possible positive side effects of the invasion from America’s point of view.

    Of course what’s a couple of million fanatical Muslims killed if one manages to save a few thousand Christians and Jews thereby?