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Containing Iran is the least awful choice
Washington Post, by George F. Will

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Posted By:MDMuskrat, 12/8/2013 10:46:22 AM

In his disproportionate praise of the six-month agreement with Iran, Barack Obama said: “For the first time in nearly a decade, we have halted the progress of the Iranian nuclear program.” But if the program, now several decades old, had really been “halted” shortly after U.S. forces invaded neighboring Iraq, we would not be desperately pursuing agreements to stop it now, as about 10,000 centrifuges spin to enrich uranium. (snip) Iran’s nuclear program is alarming because Iran’s regime is opaque in its decision-making, frightening in its motives (measured by its rhetoric) and barbaric in its behavior.

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Will, still enamored of Ken Pollack, recycles him and gives us the absurd title of this piece. Enjoy the section where he compares detente with the Soviet Union to containment of a nuclear-armed Iran.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Okie 52, 12/8/2013 5:48:45 PM     (No. 9645742)

A particularly stupid op-ed by George Will. Is age catching up with him? Is he playing "against type" because of his new gig on Fox? New wife wearing him down? Regardless, a very college sophomoric piece whistling past the threat that is Iran, the world´s leading exporter of terrorism.

Perhaps the magical thinking of Barry Soweto has influenced him.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: pensom2, 12/9/2013 1:42:29 AM     (No. 9646004)

I watched Will on FOX News Sunday this morning. I thought he did pretty darn well.

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