Using his strongest language on the subject [of a preemptive strike on Iran] to date, Gates told a group of Marine Corps students that a strike would probably delay Tehran's nuclear program from one to three years. A strike, however, would unify Iran, "cement their determination to have a nuclear program, and also build into the whole country an undying hatred of whoever hits them," he said.That's so obvious, I shudder for the country where that is actually news.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
TNR relays Robert Gates, who is please recall the successor to Donald Rumsfeld, sounding very much like someone intelligent:
Thus blogged Anderson ... on or about Thursday, April 16, 2009