Thursday, February 23, 2012
Buchanan: Iran doesn’t frighten me...
Joe: does it make sense to go to war against
? Pat Buchanan points out the threat from Iran years ago was far greater. He also points out Russia Israel has 300 atomic bombs and zero. What if Iran matched the 300 or increased to 600? Now that Iran , of all places has the bomb I think the 50 year old technology is not that hard to obtain. The answer to the question in the headline is of course Pakistan Iran, Israel is not a threat to the –Bob U.S.
Published: 2:18 PM 02/22/2012 | Updated: 12:09 AM 02/23/2012
“The Israeli lobby would like to see a war. They support the Israeli government. Neoconservatives do. Many Republicans do. There are many Americans who genuinely believe that if
Iran — they believe is moving toward a weapon; and if it is, they would favor military action to prevent it. There are a number of people who want a war.” Iran
Buchanan explained what it was like to live under the threat of a Soviet nuclear attack, and suggested that it was a far greater threat than anything the Iranians could produce. And
Israel, he said, with an estimated 300 nuclear weapons, could be a bigger threat than . Iran
“During the Cold War, with due respect, the
Soviet Union had thousands of weapons that could have destroyed us in an afternoon,” he cautioned. “And we could have done the same thing.”
“I was around during the Cuban missile crisis. I was genuinely terrified. But
doesn’t frighten me and I don’t think it should frighten the American people. They don’t have a bomb. They haven’t made a decision to build one. They didn’t have the means to deliver one, and the Israelis have 300 atomic bombs. I mean, who presents the existential threat to whom?” Iran