“The Iranian bomb or the bombing of Iran.”
With the first option soon a horrifying reality, French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner strongly indicated this week his country is willing to choose the latter course of action to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons. Last Sunday, Kouchner told listeners of a talk show that the world would be in danger if Iran ever got the bomb; and since the mullah state has defied all international efforts to halt its nuclear arms acquisition effort, especially its very advanced uranium enrichment program, the terrible option of war must now be seriously considered.
“We have to prepare for the worst, and the worst is war,” said Kouchner, adding however that the door to negotiations must be kept open until the last minute.
Nevertheless, France’s willingness to finally line up with America to prevent Iran’s Islamist regime from acquiring nuclear weapons probably came as a surprise to many in a country well-known for its anti-Americanism, especially among its elites. But the situation is obviously changing under new French president, Nicolas Sarkozy, the son of Hungarian immigrants and France’s most pro-American ruler in a long time.
I have rarely found anything in common, between my beliefs and that of the French Government. That may be changing.
Sarkozy seems to be echoing my thoughts on the nuclear capability of Iran. Only the naive believe Iran is not working to build nuclear weapons. Only the brain dead think they will not use them when they get them.
I hope this type of thing continues to come from the French Government.