Writing on the NPT, Bennett Ramberg implicitly promotes an Israeli strike on Iran for it’s nuclear energy program (according to US intelligence estimates and the IAEA, Iran does not have a nuclear weapons program). While there is no proof of an Iranian nuclear weapons program, Israel has an estimated stockpile of around 200 nuclear weapons. In a bizarre and awkward twist of logic Ramberg largely glosses over this fact and paints Iran as the “lethal adversary” and Israel as the one with the “concern:”
For states that believe that time will merely enhance a lethal adversary’s ability to get the bomb – Israel’s concern about Iran today – only vigilantism remains.
Irancove @ July 27, 2008