January 24, 2014

Obama's Diplomatic March to an Iranian Bomb

Reuel Marc Gerecht, Weekly Standard

The Associated Press

Barack Obama might still be obliged to strike Iran’s nuclear facilities, but surely this would only happen if Khamenei or the Revolutionary Guards, who have direct control of the nuclear-weapons program, did something monumentally stupid—like organize another big terrorist strike against Americans. Given the president’s allergic reaction to having Congress stipulate that any terrorist strike by Iran would trigger new sanctions, and given the reasonable conjecture that an American military response to Iranian terrorism could possibly lead to a war with, even an American invasion of, the Islamic Republic, an Iranian act of terrorism might have to be really big to force Obama to take out Tehran’s nuclear sites.

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