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Reader comment on item: Forget Syria, Target Iran

Submitted by Alex (United States), Sep 9, 2013 at 09:33

"In this light, I recommend that Congress reject the sideshow proffered by the administration and instead pass a resolution endorsing and encouraging force against the Iranian nuclear infrastructure."

I did not expect that I would ever encounter this argument from Dr. Pipes, and for some reason my immediate reaction is that the sentence above will likely be the most influential and important one that Dr. Pipes ever writes.

If we destroy the Iranian nuclear program, my feeling is that we will literally save the world, and Dr. Pipes, with his credibility based on years of deep research and measured argument, seems to be stepping into the arena of political advocacy when our nation may be unexpectedly poised to cross a more important red-line than that which President Obama has laid out: providing justification for destroying that progam

I sincerely doubt that President Obama will take such action, but I also doubt whether the next president would if the sentence above had not been written.

This sounds dramatic and exaggerated, but I believe it.


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