Lieberman Calling for Iran Strike?
by Matt Stoller, Sun Jan 22, 2006 at 12:18:51 PM EST
Well, the fact that it's good that we're working with Britain, France and Germany now, but the pace is too slow. We've got to try
to take it to the United Nations. I'm pessimistic that Russia and China will let us do what we want to do. And then I think we've got to form a coalition of the willing first to impose economic sanctions on Iran.
Sen. LIEBERMAN: And secondly, we can never take the military option off the table. And if we feel that if Iran having nuclear weapons is that much a
danger to the rest of the world, then we've got to be prepared to take military action to deter their ability to get nuclear weapons. And that's the last option, the military option.
Let's stipulate that Lieberman's right, that Iran is this massive threat and it's necessary to use military force. Not that I think that's even close to necessary, but let's play a thought experiment. It'd be nice if we hadn't, you know, deployed our military in Iraq.