Friday, April 21, 2006

The Friday Furo Questus

Questus Furore - What, Me Worry?
I have been thinking dark thoughts of late. The fruition of Iran's nuclear ambitions is in the wings, as the grand spectacle of Iran's mullahs announced the successful enrichment of uranium. The President's poll numbers and the general level of discourse in this country, coupled with the general fecklessness of Europe, speak volumes of what our reaction will be: nothing.

And that is a problem. And I'm not the only one who thinks so.

I don't know what the answer to the Iran crisis is. All I am certain is that the longer the clock ticks, the more war becomes the only remaining option. A nuclear-armed Iran presents a whole new problem, for there can be no balance of terror with a power that regards its own population as expendable.

The time is rapidly approaching when our post-Holocaust vow of "never again" will be put to its sorest test. Iran's Ahmadinejad has made several public promises of destroying Israel. While a common promise of Arabic leaders, it never has been a credible threat - until now.

I can hear the ghost of Hitler laughing.

Recommended Reading
John O'Sullivan, "Nothing Sprouts From Brussels."

Rich Lowry, "Asia Rising."

Jay Nordlinger. Just read him.

David Gelertner, "Back To Federalism."

Thought of the Week
"Your representative owes you, not his industry only, but judgment; and he betrays, instead of serving you, if he sacrifices it to your opinion."
Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797)
Speech to the electors of Bristol. 3 Nov. 1774

Churchill Quote of the Week
"It's not enough that we do our best; sometimes we have to do what's required."
Winston Churchill


At 2:02 PM, Blogger Reach Upward said...

Mark Steyn tries to show how ominous a nuclear Iran is for us here and here. He wants us to kick Iran's tail--now--and let the chips fall where they may.

As you point out, that kind of thing is easier said than done. I don't think our nation currently has the will to do it--or to do anything serious about the threat.


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