Sunday, June 03, 2007

Israel and the Bomb

More in the annals of chutzpah.  Avner Cohen argues that Iran should be stopped from its non-existent nuclear-bomb program because, if Iran ever got the bomb, it would force Israel to accelerate its existent nuclear-bomb program!  Cohen writes:

“Israel is now uniquely distinguished among all nuclear states in its legacy of extreme nuclear caution, keeping nuclear affairs low profile, nearly invisible and away from politics.”

Israeli Professor Martin Van Creveld said:

“We possess several hundred atomic warheads and rockets and can launch them at targets in all directions, perhaps even at Rome. Most European capitals are targets of our air force.”

Is that what Cohen mans by ‘extreme nuclear caution’?