The president of the United States and the prime minister of Israel each gave major speeches on the Iranian nuclear threat and then they met for a two-hour meeting yesterday, with attendant statements – and yet my column today is on a book that appeared in 1962.
Usually, I use my column to address major news of the moment, but obviously not in this case. Here's why:
Obama and Netanyahu in the White House.
The perception may be, in the words of a Washington Post headline, "Obama assures Netanyahu on efforts to stop Iran's nuclear program" but I am not convinced that is the real story. For example, it might in fact be the possible Israeli use of nuclear weapons to attack the Iranian infrastructure.
In this spirit, I shall observe rather than comment. (March 6, 2012)