Friday, April 28, 2006

1981...take two!

While it is not outside the realm of the possible that the U.N. will take meaningful steps to curb Iran's quest for nuclear weapons, I wouldn't put any money on it.

And, because of a fifth column in this country 500 miles wide, the odds that even the titanium-spined George W. Bush will take military action to stop Iran are very small.

Many in the chattering class have attempted to get out ahead of the news by making arguments downplaying the danger of a nuclear Iran. In their 'figuring' they've decided that neither the U.N. nor the U.S. has the political will to do anything about Iran, so it's a done deal - Iran will go nuclear.

Not so fast. There is one player for whom national defense is not an abstract philosophical argument interwoven with divisive politics: Israel.

Israel will (as it has always done) watch the situation and take action if and when IT decides it is proper.

If I were a betting man, I would place a large wager that the U.N., the E.U. and the U.S. will dither and procrastinate until Israel finally acts to destroy the Iranian nuclear facilities on its own. Then the whole world will angrily wag its finger at them and say, "What'dya do that for?" while secretly heaving a huge sigh of relief.

The pusillanimity and political cravenness of this are incalculable. I expect that from the E.U. and the U.N. but not from here.


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