A nuclear Iran would be gravest threat

By Jeff Jacoby

For more than 30 years, the apocalyptic radicals who rule Iran have proclaimed an intense hatred of the United States and Israel, and hungered for “a world without Zionism or America.’’ They have engaged in violent adventurism without scruple – abductions, assassinations, terrorism, accompanied by genocidal rhetoric of Hitlerian bluntness (“There is only one solution to the Middle East problem, namely the annihilation and destruction of the Jewish state,’’ said Ayatollah Ali Khamenei). They facilitated the murder of hundreds, perhaps thousands, of US troops in Iraq. And even as the US role in Iraq winds down, the menace represented by Iran grows. Last week, Reuters quoted the warning of a “senior US military official’’ that Iran, not Al Qaeda, is now the biggest threat to America and American interests in the Middle East.

All this Iran has managed without nuclear weapons. How much more damage will it be capable of once it has nuclear warheads atop its ballistic missiles?

Excuse me, but we need to be discussing more of this kind of thing, and less of what Herman Cain may or may not have done as head of the National Restaurant Association. Would someone please wake up the media?

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for BreakPoint.org. He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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