Michael Doran is one of Eventheliberal Brookings Institution’s Perpetual War Gang, so keep that in mind when reading the following:
Iran announces more nuclear reactors, and State Dept responds w/its best Alfred E. Neuman: What, me worry? | http://t.co/1P6DzN85tI
— Mike Doran (@Doranimated) January 15, 2015
OK, so, I’m not in the Bomb Bomb Iran fraternity, but speaking as a nominally thinking human being, it would seem to me that Iran publicly announcing its intention to build new nuclear plants is actually A Good Thing. If your concern is the proliferation of nuclear weapons, then, you know, they’re not gonna make weapons in the facilities that everybody knows about, right? It’s the facilities that a country doesn’t declare that are the problem, and that’s why a non-proliferation agenda requires a robust monitoring and verification system. Now, and again I’m not in the World War III Fan Club so I’m obviously not qualified to be addressing these important topics, the only way to get a robust monitoring and verification system really implemented in Iran is to negotiate a settlement with Tehran on the nuclear issue. And that’s why the nuclear talks that Michael Doran is constantly griping about are actually important. I realize that negotiating is an inconvenient roadblock on the
Highway to Hell path to More War, but in my view it’s worth the sacrifice.