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Great observation with clear and present danger in Iranian context

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Submitted by asok (United Arab Emirates), Mar 15, 2015 at 03:51

Thank you Dr. Pipes for a very balanced article. I particularly like the comment - distance makes grey look like black and white

This observation is also very applicable in the Iranian context where I see a clear and present danger due to harsh rhetoric. Those who are seemingly bent on sabotaging any prospects of peace with Iran will probably not have to bear consequences of a shooting war. It won't be their sons and daughters on the front lines; and thus are driven by extreme ideologies and doomsday visions.

Your conclusion that people on the ground who are most effected must have the most say is very wise counsel.

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But, to look again at Americans, there really is no debate over Iran as such. That is, there is near-universal agreement that the regime is ugly and dangerous. The only debate is a tactical one how to stop it from acquiring nuclear weapons.

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