Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Different Scopes for Different Nations

I hope that the current US anger about Iranian nuclear weaponry is clear to you now. For myself, I am just in favor of the destruction of all these weapons, including our own. But in the meantime, here's the US strategy. Its ok (for years now) for Israel and apartheid South Africa to have nuclear weapons on the secret. The other day, it became ok publicly for India, but not yet for Pakistan. Its always fine for the US, China, Russian, the UK and France to be armed with these weapons. But never for Iran. However, if Iran came to its sense and had a government that we liked, then it could probably have some nuclear capability. As the US says, it policy is clear and consistent, even handed and designed to make us all safe.