Friday, December 23, 2005

The Iranian threat

The Washington Times - For American policymakers, it is difficult to think of any geopolitical challenges that are currently more troubling than the prospect that Islamic Republic of Iran -- already one of the most violent, paranoid regimes in the world -- could soon develop nuclear weapons.

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has vowed that a wave of Palestinian attacks would destroy Israel, and has questioned whether the Holocaust took place. If these were just the demented ravings of a powerless lunatic, they could easily be dismissed as mere bluster. But the Islamist regime in Tehran must be taken seriously.