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I am: progressive, not a wild-eyed Progressive; liberal, but shun liberals and Liberals; conservative, but some Conservatives worry me; absolutely NOT a libertarian. I am: an idealist, but no utopian; a pragmatist, but no Machiavellian. I am a realist who dreams.


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Friday, October 28, 2005

   Iran threatens to destroy Israel

Port McClellan has started a commentary on the new hard-liner Iranian President's threats to Israel.

My comment:


Israel is calling for Iran’s expulsion from the UN. That is entirely proper.

The US is not backing that call. Nor should it.

The founding principle of the UN is that all nations have a sacrosanct right of sovereignty. As a member enjoying that privilege, no country should be tolerated when it makes such a mockery of it. But casting Iran into the wilderness, unfettered by any global obligations, UN or otherwise, Iran would be even more dangerous. Being isolated from the world is something the mullahs are already comfortable.

But, it is making a mockery of that “irrelevant” institution, isn’t it?

Think about it.


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