« on: July 16, 2006, 10:03:59 PM »
Unfortunately, peace is not something that can be pursued; it is a byproduct of a Balance of Power resulting from Bi/Multi-polarity and the absence of hegemony. Mutually Assured Destruction tends to put things in perspective for world leaders.
support iranian nukes?
Not necessarily, but someone has to emerge as a dominate power over there. Hopefully, it will be a democratic Iraqi government. The Soviets had nukes, and there was never a conflict between the U.S. and USSR. Meanwhile, the Middle East has been Nuke free and it is one of the most unstable regions in the world.
Unfortunately, the Mid East is closer to the situation between India and Pakistan than the cold war, a religious hatred thousands of years old. While fighting over the Kasmir between India and Pakistan has quelled since both developed nuclear arsenals, it’s hardly a stable situation. Anybody who thinks dinner at Camp David and a handshake can solve that problem definitely inhaled.