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  •  Great Greenwald, as usual. (17+ / 0-)

    We continuously hear about how grave a problem is the Iranian nuclear program. It never seems to occur to the likes of Tom Friedman that -- just as one might be motivated to buy a gun if one's neighborhood were infested with roving crime gangs -- countries decide that it might be rational for them to acquire nuclear weapons given that the world's superpower is run by warmongering crazies such as Friedman, Dick Cheney, Don Rumsfeld, Mike O'Hanlon and Fred Kagan. Deranged neoconservative militarism isn't the solution to nuclear proliferation; it's a cause.

    Seul l'incrédule a droit au miracle. - Elias Canetti Road2DC

    by srkp23 on Tue Nov 20, 2007 at 06:58:23 AM PST

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    •  Friedman's latest column inspired (5+ / 0-)

      my comment.  I couldn't bring myself to read the whole thing, but I understod the basic gist of it.

      Nixon believed in the "madman" theory.  He wanted to play the bad cop so that Kissinger could go to the Soviets and tell them that there was no telling what the POTUS might do if his demands were not met.  Nixon actually went to one step below a nuke attack on 2 occasions--the only other prez who went that far was JFK during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

      Friedman and all of the other "realists" think that a similar approach should be applied to Iran now.  Personally, I think that going to the brink of nuke war to get the Soviets to put pressure on Hanoi was beyond madness.  Threatening to attack Iran is equally mad now.

      The problem is, when the "realists" get their way, as they so often do, the rest of us get dragged along as well.

      Some men see things as they are and ask why. I see things that never were and ask why not?

      by RFK Lives on Tue Nov 20, 2007 at 07:07:11 AM PST

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