I agree that the current success of the iranian gouvernement in the nuclear issue is a win-win situation for Mr. Ahmadinejad. Though, I am wondering if this fact is a good sign for peace in the world. The critics in some media about the west's double standards is somehow strange. The west is definetly the region on earth with most coherant politics and ethics; each muslim country is full of double standards (handling minorities e.g). The west is to blame for its faults (which are numberous), but why do some people seem to be happy when finding "double standards" in western actions? Did they think the west was perfect?
What happens if Isreal launches a preemptive strike against Iran? What will Saudi Arabia do? And if the Iranians have so much oil that they can threaten the world with it, why do they need nuclear power to generate electricity?
iran is the best country and DR ahmadynejad is the best president in the world
I'm from the USA. I favor Iran developing nuclear weapons. I also favor the United States withdrawing from the nuclear non-proliferation treaty and updating our own nuclear weapons. So should the European nations. Nukes can be pointed at Iran as easily as they can be pointed anywhere else, and it's doubtful Iran or anybody else could wipe out nuclear subs in time to prevent retaliation. Mutual Assured Destruction has worked to prevent nuclear war between the US and Russia for 60 years -- including a showdown in 1962 over Russia proposing to place nukes in Cuba. It's worked with China. India and Pakistan seem unlikely to nuke each other for the same reason. The major downsides of the renewed nuclear arms race that Iran seems intent on starting is money diverted from more productive endeavors, the risk of brinksmanship tipping over the edge, and the risk of terrorists acquiring... [more at the permalink of the entry above]