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Sunday, July 17, 2005

Nukes Or Mullahs But Not Both.

The Iranian regime continues to send signals to the West that it has no intention of giving up its program of enriching nuclear fuel. It doesn't get much clearer than this statement by Iranian negotiator Ali Agha Mohammedit:
"No proposition will make us give up the enrichment cycle. We won't give up this right even if [the Europeans] give Iran every economic, political and security assurance."
(Click here for article.)

There is little the West can do to keep nuclear weapons out of Iranian hands. Iran has smart and capable engineers and it's only a matter of time until they develop the means to build their own bomb. Nuclear weapons technology is like the proverbial genie that has been let out of the bottle and can't be put back in. The way to deal with a problem like that is not to go after the genie. It's to keep the genie out of the wrong hands.

The West's position on nuclear weapons in Iran should be clear. No mullahs with nukes. The way to accomplish that is not to negotiate with the current Iranian government to try and persuade them not to develop the technology to build their own bomb. The way to keep nuclear weapons out of the hands of the mullahs in Iran is to get the reins of government out of the hands of the mullahs. The answer to the Iranian nuclear problem is regime change. The West needs to be prepared to do whatever it takes to get the mullahocracy out of power. Whatever it takes.

-tdr

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