The Nudnik File

Nudnik - n. U.S. colloq. Esp. in Jewish usage: a pestering, nagging, or irritating person

Tuesday, November 23, 2004

              Geopolitics of the Persian Gulf
Assad Homayoun of the Defense and Foreign Affairs Daily presents an interesting assessment of the current situation in the Persian Gulf, and specifically what the US should do about Iran. I completely agree with him that the way that the EU-3 are handling the nuclear issue "should be seen as being patently ludicrous, as it was for North Korea". Yet his prescription for what to do is somewhat unsatisfying.
The only thing the Iranians need is open U.S. moral and political support give them the psychological impetus to act.
Unless something radical happens in Iran, specifically a revolution, his prescription means allowing Iran to go nuclear and then hope that the people themselves will change the regime. I think that something more than hope is the necessary policy.
|| Nudnik 3:56 PM
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