Nu­clear Iran the greater of two evils

The Washington Times Daily - - Opinion -

The reliance on diplo­matic means to di­vert Iran’s nu­clear pro­gram to­ward peace­ful ap­pli­ca­tions is non­sense (“Iran OKS talks on nu­clear pro­gram,” Page 1, Wed­nes­day). This process has one pos­si­ble out­come: a nu­clear weapon in the hands of the mul­lahs.

The Is­raelis know this. All think­ing in­di­vid­u­als know this. In or­der to stop Iran, there must be a strike on key mil­i­tary and nu­clear re­search, de­vel­op­ment and man­u­fac­tur­ing sites ac­tive in the nu­clear pro­gram.

There are bound to be se­ri­ous con­se­quences if and when a mil­i­tary strike oc­curs. There would be im­me­di­ate re­tal­i­a­tion by Iran against Is­rael. Amer­i­can in­ter­ests also would be tar­geted, pos­si­bly on Amer­i­can soil by Ira­nian-spon­sored ter­ror­ists, many of whom have en­tered via the Mex­i­can bor­der. Also, Iran would at­tempt to block the ship­ping lanes in the Gulf Coast re­gion, lead­ing to con­flict with the U.S. Navy.

Is­rael would be un­der the great­est siege. Rock­ets and mis­siles would rain down on the Is­raeli pop­u­la­tion with fury. The prospect for a larger global con­flict is se­ri­ous. Nonethe­less, Amer­ica must weigh the evils in­volved and de­cide ac­cord­ingly. Iran with a nu­clear weapon is the greater of the evils. BOB JACK North Las Ve­gas, Nev.

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