Stop the ACLUblogged One of the military's initial option plans,
Note this is ONE OF the plans the Pentagon provided. This does not mean we are going to do it tomorrow. Next month, maybe. We need to wait for El Baradei to leave. <grin>as presented to the White House by the Pentagon this winter, calls for the use of a bunker-buster tactical nuclear weapon, such as the B61-11, against underground nuclear sites. One target is Iran's main centrifuge plant, at Natanz, nearly two hundred miles south of Tehran. Natanz, which is no longer under I.A.E.A. safeguards, reportedly has underground floor space to hold fifty thousand centrifuges, and laboratories and workspaces buried approximately seventy-five feet beneath the surface.
Meanwhile, leftwinger blogs are ready to oppose this.
The truth is that the administration of George Bush has never wanted a diplomatic solution to the Iranian nuclear crisis, at least not one short of complete capitulation by the Iranians, something that no analyst believes can or will happen.
If something less than capitulation, how many nukes do you think Iran should have? How many would it take for them to "wipe Israel off the map" as their President has indicated his intent is?The Iraq war has certainly given pause to Mr. Bush and the neo-cons in and around his administration who want a piece of the Mullahs, but perversely as the situation deteriorates in Baghdad, it seems that Tehran is beginning to look like a good diversion. The IAEA chief, Mohammad El Baradei, despite U.S. urgings to the contrary, is visiting Iran next week to meet with Iranian leaders, still hoping to salvage a compromise deal. The U.S. would hardly object to Mr. El Baradei's trip unless it wants all options to fail so that the one option left (which we constantly remind the Iranians is still on the table, not getting stale) will be war.
Imagining the unimaginable: America slept (or shopped) through the unimaginable Bush administration lies that took us to Iraq. We slept and shopped successively through Guantanamo,
Wwhich is a good ideathe horrors of Abu Ghraib
which everyone deplored, rendition,
which is legalillegal detentions,
which were not ilegalthe Valerie Plame leak,
which has not been proven yetand most recently illegal wiretaps on U.S. citizens.
which were legalWe're sleeping and shopping through administration claims that Iran is building weapons of mass destruction,
who does not believe they arethe preposterous claim that Iran is supplying their Sunni arch-enemies al Qaeda with arms and bombs,
Maybe they are providing them to their Shi'ia buddiesthat Iran is the world's foremost sponsor of terrorism,
It is. Do you really think Syria does more?and that Iran, if allowed the technology to manufacture nuclear fuel, will not only make nuclear weapons but use them against us or our allies (or just hand them over to terrorists who will).
Or all of the above.No proof required, and hey, there's a sale on at Saks! Preposterous claims eh? Maybe leftard pacifists are gullible enough to to believe a extreme theocratic nation that isn't shy about its hatred of America, and loudly proclaimed that Israel should be wiped off the map, are only seeking nuclear capabilities for peaceful purposes. Perhaps they are naive enough to put all hope in diplomacy working with radical leaders that believe they are ushering in the Muslim messiah to rule the entire world under Islamic rule. I'm sure they have complete faith in Russia and China as well. However, some of us don't feel so comfortable.
I have NO FAITH in the UN or the international community. They are paralyzed by corruption, moral inversion, and unending discourse. If they can't save lives in Darfur, an unambiguous case of genocide, Iran is far far beyond their grasp. America must save the world, from itself, yet again. We need our peeps, our crew, our coalition - trusted allies that share our values, to get anything done.Amen to that Pamela. One thing the lefties are correct about is that America needs to wake up, but it isn't like they think. I for one, am glad that we have every option on the table right now. If it takes a few bunker buster nukes to penetrate where Iran is hiding their nuclear experiments, then by all means use them. The left crying like we are talking about another Hiroshima is not only an overexaggeration, but very revealing. Sadly, we can already see who the lefties will be rooting for. To the left, the real enemy is not radical extremists getting their hands on nuclear weapons! To them, the enemy is President Bush. We are pursuing diplomaticly, but it doesn't hurt to have a plan B. If it ends up that Iran keeps playing games with us, and refusing to cooperate with the international community; and when the international community once again shows its uneffectiveness in dealing with the situation; its good to know we've got a plan in place to deal with ourself. And if it ends up that we can't find anything afterwards, the only people to blame will be Iran. They are digging their own graves, and if they don't wake up out of their little apocolypse dream, we will have to give them a wake-up call.