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Understandable injustice of sorts

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Submitted by Jay (United States), Jun 18, 2008 at 00:01

With the Iraq war as a backdrop,any decision to take out Iran's nuclear facilities will be politically harder than it should be. But it doesnt have to be that way.

American policy in the last twenty years has made the mistake of not declaring as permanent policy that no new country,or entity, beyond the known countries having them, may seek, imitate or possess nuclear weapons. Call it for love of our country and the earth policy.

That all five members of the Security Council, Israel, India,and Pakistan have what others may not, would be seen by some as a selective injustice of sorts. The prohibiting of any further spread of nuclear weapons seems an understandable injustice of sorts. So does being prohibited from yelling fire in a crowded theatre.

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