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Re: The Iranian Bomb, Yawn . . .

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In July, here on NRO, I tried to imagine what a nuclear Iran would mean — for the Middle East, the U.S., and the rest of the world.

A nuclear Iran would be a hegemonic Iran. Its neighbors would either acquire nuclear weapons themselves — setting off a proliferation cascade — or seek to appease Khamenei and Ahmadinejad.

The jihadis waging war against America would be emboldened — and protected by Iran’s nuclear umbrella.

There are probably many worse ramifications we can’t yet imagine.

Negroponte sees none of this? Not surprising, really, but distressing nonetheless.

Clifford D. May — Clifford D. May is an American journalist and editor. He is the president of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, a conservative policy institute created shortly after the 9/11 attacks, ...

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