September 30, 2006

Greg Cochran's "Size Matters: Common Sense about the Iran 'Threat'"

is the cover story in the 10/23/06 issue of The American Conservative:

"The usual suspects say that some state may eventually give terrorists an atomic bomb. That is, put the crown jewels of its national power into hands it doesn't control, in much the same way that the Great Powers at the end of the 19th Century were always handing out battleships to anarchists...

"As a practical matter, anyone who is all that willing to die for his principles seems to manage to do so early in his career, well before he achieves high office. Most of the people running Iran today could have easily become martyrs under the Shah if they'd felt like it. Somehow, they avoided it."

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