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The Arms Race that Won't Happen

TommyD6of11 Wrote: Jul 08, 2012 10:43 PM
Corbett, You once again miss the point entirely. You prevent war by detering it. Standing by and allowing evil prevail is not compatible with peace. Communism slaughtered over 100 million people, mostly their own. Left unchecked, the USSR would have conquered Europe. The USA keep the peace by meeting the challenge.
If you want to understand the intensifying showdown between the United States and Iran, consider the headline in The Washington Post on the threat of rapid nuclear proliferation: "Many Nations Ready to Break into Nuclear Club."

It highlights one of the dangers cited by those who favor military action against Iran. President Barack Obama says that if Iran gets the bomb, "other players in the region would feel it necessary to get their own nuclear weapons. So now you have the prospect of a nuclear arms race in the most volatile region in the world."

A plausible threat? It may sound that way....