Saturday, April 22, 2006

Iran again

I found a good blog that keeps up to date information about the situation with Iran for anyone interested. Check it out. Justus For All (link at right of screen) also has a good debate going in their comments section. I think the biggest problem is that we aren't going to be able to solve this situation by force, and we have elected an administration that fumbles with persuasion. Iran is exploring what they see to be their best options. Nuclear capability will boast national pride, including them in an elite group of countries. It will also shore up their military defenses. They control such vast quantities of oil that they don't need to fear an economic embargo. They lose face if they bow to wishes of the west, and they don't have anything to gain. We are going to need to consider the problem in this context if we are going to find a solution.

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