Today’s Questions for the President

by Peter Kirsanow

Sanctions and negotiations have failed to curb Iran’s nuclear ambitions. The IAEA is expected to release a report tomorrow that Iran is on the verge of developing nuclear weapons. Absent the destruction of Iran’s nuclear facilities, it’s likely Iran will soon become a nuclear power.

There’s been increasing discussion about the possibility of an Israeli strike against Iran’s nuclear facilities and the military, political, and economic consequences of such a strike.

Does your administration presently oppose an Israeli strike against Iran’s nuclear facilities? If so, under what circumstances, if any, would your administration support an Israeli strike against Iran’s nuclear assets?

Whereas a strike against Iran’s nuclear facilities is certain to have serious military, political, and economic consequences, the risk that a hostile Iranian regime or one of its terrorist proxies would actually use nuclear weapons remains uncertain. Can Israel afford to take that risk? Can its allies?

The emergence of a nuclear Iran carries military, political, and economic consequences even if Iran (or a terrorist proxy) never actually uses the weapons. Is a nuclear Iran preferable to the consequences resulting from a preemptive strike against its nuclear facilities?

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