In the opposing view "Containment won't work," Michael Rubin of the American Enterprise Institute casually dismisses "mutually assured destruction" as a method of control against use of atomic weapons by Iran. This is patently absurd (Foreign policy debate, Friday).
Containment won't work
Israel possesses hundreds of nuclear warheads. It could — and would — easily decimate Iran. Israel would be backed up by the atomic arsenal of the U.S. Iran understands this reality. Then what is Rubin's motivation? The Israel lobby continues to exert a disproportionately strong influence on U.S.-Mideast relations, and from all indications it wants America to be its proxy in attacking Iran. If we do not block this folly, we will be dragged into the abyss. The real danger in the region is not a few Iranian nukes; rather it is Israel's endgame to annex the occupied Palestinian territories.