Staying the Course on Iran

Cartoon Courtesy of Yaakov “Dry Bones” Kirschen

— by Steve Sheffey

Iran continues its quest for nuclear weapons. Many red lines have been crossed, and it is easy to find past predictions that Iran would already have a nuclear weapon by now. At least part of the reason for the delay is increasingly tough sanctions, and “a series of covert actions including cyberwar or cyber-sabotage that included Stuxnet, Duqu, and Flame, assassinations of key scientists in the Iranian nuclear program, and unnatural explosions at key Iranian missile and steel plants.”

Iran has been slowed, but it continues to make progress. Some would accuse Israel of crying “wolf.” But as Graham Allison reminds us:

The children’s story about the boy who cried wolf is often cited to counsel against exaggeration of threat. We should remember how the story ends: The wolf actually arrives, and eats the boy.

Allison’s article on Iran is one of the best I have ever read on the subject. If you are looking for one article that explains where we are and what is going on with Iran, this is it.

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