The Head is Flat
I’d prefer that Iran never get a bomb. The world would be much safer without more nukes, especially in the Middle East. But if Iran does go nuclear, it makes a huge difference whether a democratic Iran has its finger on the trigger or this current murderous clerical dictatorship. Anyone working to delay that and to foster real democracy in Iran is on the side of the angels. Anyone who enables this tyrannical regime and gives cover for its nuclear mischief will one day have to answer to the Iranian people.
Friedman, purveyor of the ridiculous loves to promote war, in this case with Iran. Obviously Friedman would love to see a war with Iran. Now I don’t care much for the Iranian government but on the other hand Iran hasn’t attacked another nation in 200 years while here in America that’s about all we have done for the last 200 years. It remains unclear to me why it would make a huge difference whether a democratic Iran or a “murderous clerical dictatorship” has its “finger on the trigger” since to date the only nation to have used atomic bombs on other people is the great democracy of America. Whether a nation is a democracy or not has nothing to do with a nation’s propensity for going to war as Friedman suggests.
Nobody is more ridiculous than the intellectuals whose job is to turn reality on its head and of those Tom Friedman is one of the most ridiculous. This is the same propaganda that got us into Iraq and now Friedeman uses the same garbage to pave the way for war with Iran. The rest of the column is rife with more hypocrisy that is so blatant you would think a child could see through it. Unfortunately all too many “adults” cannot.