Charles Krauthammer (The Tribune, Aug. 24), in proposing more forceful action against Iran’s nuclear facilities, states that Iran is presenting Israel with “the most virulent genocidal threats since Nazi Germany.”
While the problem of Iran’s nuclear capabilities, present and future, is serious, surely Krauthammer has dramatized and overstated the threat to Israel. Regardless of their bellicose rhetoric, Iranian leaders must be aware of the overwhelming military power of the United States and Israel and they must be aware of our very close, unbreakable bonds with Israel.
Iran does not have a single nuclear weapon, while Israel alone has about 300, and we have thousands with the means of deploying them at a moment’s notice.
Resorting to deadlines and redlines now seems to me to be pushing the panic button.
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