Thursday, March 16, 2006

Mark Steyn on Iran

Steyn:
I think we have to take these guys at their word. You know, the fact of the matter is that Saddam behaved as if he had weapons of mass destruction. And the basis of American policy in this world should be that if you go around claiming to have weapons of mass destruction, and threatening to use them as the Iranians are currently doing, then it shouldn't be a matter whether you're just bluffing or not. We have a responsibility to take you at your word and do something about it. And that's really the issue in Iran. Iran, actually, does generally walk the walk as well as talk the talk. They are people who have blown up Jewish community centers in Buenos Aires. And it's hard to, even by the biggest stretch, it's hard to say that's a legitimate grievance because of Israeli occupation of Palestine.
Seems reasonable to me, but I suspect there are those who might take issue with taking ppl at their words.

Of course, if the guy down the street publicly and repeatedly says he is going to kill his neighbors, and he is buying reloading supplies, ought the police assume that he is bluffing?

RadioBlogger has the interview.

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