Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Dick Morris praises the
French, of all nations, for standing up to Iran and managing, in the
process, to slow down the manufacture of its first nuclear weapon.
But for the objections of the newly stand-up French, led by Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, the 5+1 talks would have led to an abject surrender to Iran, allowing the terrorist-state to continue to build a plutonium plant and to freeze its uranium enrichment centrifuges just one notch below bomb-level.Oh, and its economy would have gotten an infusion of cash equivalent to about four percent of its GDP.
A plutonium plant can produce enough fissionable material to make a bomb very quickly. And uranium, when enriched to 20%, can be further enriched to 90% -- bomb grade -- in a few weeks.
There is much grave news in the Morris piece, in the vein of specifics regarding how close Iran is to building the bomb, and how happy the Obama Administration apparently is to help them get there. However, the most alarming news is the column itself, which exemplifies the moral cowardice of the West. Does Morris think that negotiating with terrorists will actually accomplish anything -- or does he regard them having nuclear weapons later rather than sooner as inevitable or, somehow, at least a good thing? (We can hope his whole piece was ironic, I suppose.)
There was a time when the obvious solution to this non-dilemma would have been implemented without one trace of guilt: the speedy air delivery of as many expertly-assembled nuclear weapons to Iran as necessary to prevent it from getting its filthy hands on a single unexploded bomb of its own at all. You want nukes? Have them.
By coincidence, I happened to listen to a short, but very relevant podcast yesterday, in which Yaron Brook of ARI explains the actual motives of the jihadist atrocities of September 11, 2001. If you have the time, I recommend reading the Morris piece, and then listening to the podcast. You will see that Brook is spot-on: the stench of moral cowardice coming from the West is so strong that even unwashed barbarians like the jihadists can smell it.