Sunday, April 16, 2006

A Surpisingly Insightful Article

This Observer article on the Iran situation (via quoting) makes two excellent points that I stressed in my critique of Bush's invasion of Iraq:

(1) The whole WMD fiasco completely discredited US intelligence. So now Iran would be much bolder in developing weapons since world opinion wouldn't trust Bush et al.'s warnings about a bomb.

(2) Looking at what happened to North Korea compared to Iraq, what would the rational (though admittedly evil) ruler of a small country do: DEVELOP NUCLEAR WEAPONS AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE.

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