One issue the Republicans generally agreed on last night was doing whatever it takes to keep Iran from getting nuclear weapons:
Republican candidates for U.S. president agreed on Tuesday that Iran must not develop atomic weapons even if a tactical nuclear strike is needed to stop it and accused Democrats of being soft on the issue.
I think that’s the right position to take. But I think we should give Iran as many nukes as it can take. We have 3,500 of them, right? We can easily spare 500 or so to crater the whole country, and still keep thousands more to show the rest of the world we mean business.
Senator Brownback agrees with me, although of course he can’t use precise statistics or list targets:
“Iran is the lead sponsor of terrorism,” Brownback said. “Ahmadinejad just this past week called for the destruction of Israel, continues to call for attacking of the United States. I think we have to confront them aggressively for what they are, which is the lead sponsor of terrorism in the world. I think we need to push the sanctions forward more aggressively. And I think we have to show that purpose and resolve — that we’re going to confront these guys, and we’re going to stand with our allies like Israel, we’re going to stand against them oppressing and pushing us and trying to fund terrorists against us.”
It’s nice to know the grown-ups are going to stay in charge through 2009. I can’t imagine what Hillary Clinton or John Edwards would do in a situation like this. Cede Iran Hawaii, maybe, and pray that they wouldn’t frighten the rest of us if we appeased them. Democrats are sickening cowards. Republicans understand that bullies only understand force. If Iran wants nuclear weapons, I say we give it to them. When they understand the proposal, maybe they’ll think twice about the request.
UPDATE: Why we fight.
Iran has not yet crossed the threshold of being able to make nuclear weapons but may be only two years away, Israeli ambassador Sallai M. Meridor said Wednesday.
“I really think they are on the verge of getting the genie out of the bottle, and leaving our children with a nightmare,” the Israeli envoy said at a news conference at the Council on Foreign Relations, a private think tank.
If we don’t stop them now, they’ll stop us later. I don’t want to die so that Iran can enslave the world and raise our surviving, mutated descendents to be Fascist Muslims; apparently, you treefrogs have no problem with that.