The Words None Dare Say: Nuclear War

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Fri, 02 Mar 2007 11:21:28 GMT  <== Politics ==> 

George Lakoff at - the powers that be in both Republican and Democrat wings of the Boot on Your Neck Party won't say nuclear war or nation destruction in so many words, but they do say about Iran that "all options are on the table." If Bush starts a nuclear war, it will be time to terminate his command. With extreme prejudice. [lew]

Even if the attack were limited to nuclear installations, starting a nuclear war with Iran would have terrible consequences -- and not just for Iranians. First, it would strengthen the hand of the Islamic fundamentalists -- exactly the opposite of the effect US planners would want. It would be viewed as yet another major attack on Islam. Fundamentalist Islam is a revenge culture. If you want to recruit fundamentalist Islamists all over the world to become violent jihadists, this is the best way to do it. America would become a world pariah. Any idea of the US as a peaceful nation would be destroyed. Moreover, you don't work against the spread of nuclear weapons by using those weapons. That will just make countries all over the world want nuclear weaponry all the more. Trying to stop nuclear proliferation through nuclear war is self-defeating.

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