Thursday, December 24, 2009

Bomb Iran. Repeatedly.

The New York Times has an op-ed by one Alan J. Kuperman, who has a snazzy-sounding title at U. of Texas, Austin. He spends a chunk of time setting up his credentials as an expert, but then suddenly takes off in a belligerent direction: The only thing that will stop Iran from causing nuclear damage is to bomb it. By the US, not Israel, because it will need to be bombed repeatedly.

I don't say much on this matter, because I don't know enough about the many technical and cultural aspects to have anything meaningful to say. (Though I did once, in some detail, here). Nor do I know to tell how representative this Kuperman fellow is of anything. I doubt he has a hot-line to the White House. Still, Obama's outstretched hand has clearly found a clenched fist in Teheran, with sharp steel knuckles. Something will have to happen.

3 comments:

AKUS said...

What is amazing is that the NYT saw fit to publish this. Perhaps they need to get their click rate up to increase advertising revenues?

I dare say we'll see it referenced on that other site in need of clicks ... (the Guardian).

Victor said...

Money quote, "eschewing force is tantamount to appeasement".

Anonymous said...

Definitely a Texas style solution.