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State On Iran


Today is one of those days when my heart just keeps on sinking. I should never listen to the State Department spokesthings. The proximate cause of my despair is this:

“They’ve got a clandestine weapons program, which, combined with delivery systems, is a threat to stability,” deputy State Department spokesman Adam Ereli said when asked about Iran’s test earlier Wednesday of an upgraded version of its conventional medium-range Shahab-3 missile.
As is so often the case, State has it exactly backwards. Iran’s nuclear weapons program is a threat to revolution, not to stability. We don’t want stability in the Middle East, we want democratic revolution. And if the mullahs get their bomb, they will attempt to impose a lethal stability on the region.

Can’t somebody explain this to Powell and Armitage? Sorry, lost my mind again…


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