18 April 2010

Gates: There Is No Policy To Stop Iran From Nukes

According to a "classified document" with more leaks than a Cuban refugee escape vessel, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates is warning that the U.S. has no policy to curb Iran's rapid move toward nuclear weapons. I wonder how many Obama supporters still believe you can thwart terrorist objects through understanding and apology.

Those familiar with the memo, speaking on the condition of anonymity, reveal that:

Mr. Gates wrote of a variety of concerns, including the absence of an effective strategy should Iran choose the course that many government and outside analysts consider likely: Iran could assemble all the major parts it needs for a nuclear weapon — fuel, designs and detonators — but stop just short of assembling a fully operational weapon.

In that case, Iran could remain a signatory of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty while becoming what strategists call a “virtual” nuclear weapons state.

Like the Clinton administration, who practiced an appeasement policy that actually went so far as to supply North Korea with a nuclear reactor, the Obama team is counting on passivity to stop pugnacity, but the world does not work that way.

Equally frightening is that fact that a memo this explosive was leaked to the press (not that the mainstream media will cover it, given its obvious reflection on Obama). I'd suggest that from here on the administration place highly classified documents like this under the same security measures as Barack Obama's academic records.


  1. Anonymous said...

    Remember that Hillary Clinton commercial about the phone ringing a 3 am and who is going to answer? This is what we were afraid of.