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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Buchanan: Iran doesn’t frighten me...

Joe:  does it make sense to go to war against Iran? Pat  Buchanan points out the threat from Russia years ago was far greater. He also points out Israel has 300 atomic bombs and Iran zero. What if Iran matched the 300 or increased to 600? Now that Pakistan, 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 Iran, Israel is not a threat to the U.S. –Bob

Buchanan: Who is a bigger threat — Iran or Israel?

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 Iran 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.”
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 Iran 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?”

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