Autor: Reuel Marc Gerecht
To Bomb, or Not to Bomb. That is the Iran question
Owing to Chinese and Russian obstreperousness, the United Nations would probably fail to agree on any sanctions, let alone a sanctions regime with sufficient bite to intimidate the mullahs. The Europeans--at least the French, Germans, and British if not the Italians--would do a bit better, primarily because the French, despite their laissez-passer cynicism and their Gaullist pride vis-à-vis the United States, have developed a strong distaste for the clerics.
Coming Soon: Nuclear Theocrats?
The new president of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, is a godsend. The Americans, the Europeans, and even the Russians are now treating clerical Iran's 20-year quest to develop nuclear weapons more seriously.
Bush's Great Middle East Gamble. The best hope for Iran is winning in Iraq
By the end of the presidency, Bush will likely rank with Ronald Reagan, the last president American liberals and 'realists' truly disliked, as one of the boldest and most far-sighted American leaders.
Europe Should Be Careful What It Wishes for in Iran
Iran's nuclear program is likely to derail any serious rapprochement between the United States and western Europe.
The Struggle for the Middle East
But what should be the administration's Middle East project for the next four years? Post-Saddam Iraq is not a failure--as long as roughly 80 percent of Iraq's population is moving towards democratic governance, we're not failing. But it is certainly an awful mess.
Will Iran Win the Iraq War?
The U.S. simply cannot entertain the possibility of pre-emptively striking clerical Iran's nuclear-weapons facilities for fear of producing a two-front, hopeless mess in Iraq, where the Shiites have so far overwhelming refused to join the Sunni insurgency.
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