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Absolutely Unglued

Reader comment on item: Sarah Palin Endorses 'Bomb Iran'

Submitted by Sheldon Tyber (United States), Feb 8, 2010 at 17:53

Bomb Iran to restore, what? Prestige? Deterrence?

Israel is considering such action, but only out of the necessity for self-preservation (which, itself, is hotly debated in Israel).

Perhaps Pipes would suggest the U.S. do the job in order to aid an ally, and/or to ensure the job is done right (Israel does not have all of the resources it would, ideally, like to command in order to perform such a task).

But to begin a war (make no mistake -- on "the day after", the Middle East and all offshore American assets, would be subjected to a seething cauldron of Islamofascist hate) simply for the POSSIBILITY of POLITICAL GAIN is simply exposing Pipes' extremism.

There have been quite a few times where I was surprised to find that I supported Pipes' views. This time, I am diametrically opposed.

Sheldon Tyber
Toronto, CANADA

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