Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Courting Mideast Nuclear Disaster

The Obama Administration is hallucinating if it believes that clamping new economic sanctions on Iran will contain the threat of a Middle East nuclear arms race. Tehran may be the least of our problems, if protecting Israel from nuclear Holocaust ranks high on our strategic agenda. Unlike Iran, which appears to be struggling to build a nuclear arsenal, Pakistan already has one. Were a right-wing coup to topple the already fragile regime of President Asif Ali Zardar, it would take less than five minutes for Islamabad’s seventy nuclear warheads now trained on New Delhi, Mumbai and Calcutta, to target Tel Aviv.