More Christmas Eve war advocacy – bombing while we sing
The holiday spirit of America expresses itself in the desire to bomb other nations. Merry Christmas, World!
- surging into Afghanistan,
- bombing Pakistan
- bombing Yeman,
- General Hake’s ode to technological war (“High-tech, low-risk wars“), and
- yodeling for war with Iran.
The last of these is esp fine yuletide reading: “There’s Only One Way to Stop Iran“, Alan J. Kuperman (Director, Nuclear Proliferation Prevention Program at U Texas at Austin), op-ed in the New York Times, 23 December 2009. Learning nothing from our rush to war in Iraq — no time for diplomacy about Saddam’s WMDs! — he writes…
Negotiation to prevent nuclear proliferation is always preferable to military action. But in the face of failed diplomacy, eschewing force is tantamount to appeasement. We have reached the point where air strikes are the only plausible option with any prospect of preventing Iran’s acquisition of nuclear weapons. Postponing military action merely provides Iran a window to expand, disperse and harden its nuclear facilities against attack. The sooner the United States takes action, the better.
Nobody reading our newspapers can doubt that the truth of the multiculturalists’ insight: America is no longer a Christian nation.
Some comments on Kuperman’s essay
- “Another Bad Argument For Iran Strike: ‘The Worst Might Not Happen!’“, Matt Duss, ThinkProgress, 24 December 2009
- “Merry Christmas, Mahmoud“, Heather Hurlburt, Democracy Arsenal, 24 December 2009