Interesting bit of news from Strategy Page:
…Russians who worked at Bushehr complained of sloppy work by Iranians and a nuclear power facility that is fundamentally unsafe. Perhaps because of this, the government recently announced that 4,000 civilians living near the Bushehr plant would be relocated, at a cost of $10 million…
If the Russians are considering it unsafe, then one has to wonder just how bad it is…the guys who built Chernobyl are scared. Just great. Not only is Iran only building the bloody things so they can eventually get nuclear weapons, but they are building them badly, probably much too rushed and we have the risk of a major nuclear accident to add to the risk that those lunatics might get nuclear weapons.
This is the price of not acting decisively. Iran’s nuclear facilities should have been destroyed years ago…long before any nuclear fuel could get to a nuclear plant which may be unsafe. It is time for us to stop acting like fools – regimes like that which governs Iran are not legitimate. They don’t have the right to issue a parking ticket, let alone build nuclear. It is up to decent people to decide how far such a regime can go…and as soon as it became clear that Iran was bent on nukes, we should have taken the steps to halt the program, even if it meant war.
Now we’re kind of stuck. We’ve got a President who doesn’t even realize the risks and we’ve got Iran an ace away from having nuclear weapons which can target all of the middle east. It is just going to get worse and worse because we did not act with firmness an in accordance with American convictions about what constitutes legitimate government. Just burns me up that the merest application of morality to the Iranian situation would have produced the correct decision…we didn’t and now we’re going to catch it hot.