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Wed Sep 12, 2012, 08:42 AM

Joe Klein (Morning Joe): "Iran getting the bomb wouldn't be nearly as bad as Pakistan having it."

"Netanyahu is cynically trying to interfere in the US election. This is NOT how friends behave."

He reminded everybody that Pakistan developed the bomb secretly without anybody's knowledge. The CIA learned about it in the news!

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Reply Joe Klein (Morning Joe): "Iran getting the bomb wouldn't be nearly as bad as Pakistan having it." (Original post)
Surya Gayatri Sep 2012 OP
kentuck Sep 2012 #1
Surya Gayatri Sep 2012 #2
JDPriestly Sep 2012 #3
redqueen Sep 2012 #4
Surya Gayatri Sep 2012 #5

Response to Surya Gayatri (Original post)

Wed Sep 12, 2012, 08:46 AM

1. It's not just the bomb...

It's the delivery system for the bomb and its proximity to Israel. Iran may have a better capacity to develop a delivery system? Otherwise, I would tend to agree that Pakistan having the bomb is worse.

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Response to kentuck (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 12, 2012, 08:54 AM

2. Klein says categorically that Iran is only developing

their own bomb to use as a deterrent and bargaining chip.

They would never use it unless attacked. Their own country (very developed and educated) would be in as much jeopardy as Israel, should the bomb ever be used.

Appearances to the contrary, they are not a nation of Islamic crazies, and are a much more stable state than Pakistan.
(all Klein arguments)

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Response to kentuck (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 12, 2012, 09:59 AM

3. Doesn't take much of a delivery system for Pakistan to bomb India or some of its other neighbors.

Iranians that I have known have been, however, still very aware of the way that the US meddled to end their first democracy. I think it was Kermit Roosevelt who intrigued to topple Mosadegh in Iran. We have yet to live that down. So, Iran is especially a problem, even a danger for the US. It isn't just related to Israel.

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Response to Surya Gayatri (Original post)

Wed Sep 12, 2012, 10:49 AM

4. I only caught a few minutes but I liked what he said about Netanyahu.

I hope we have more responsible voices speaking up and not another chorus of Judith Millers.

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Response to redqueen (Reply #4)

Wed Sep 12, 2012, 11:10 AM

5. It was an excellent 5 min. over-view...

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