Tuesday, March 30, 2004

Persian Nights

One major story that isn't getting much attention at all is the situation in Iran. It's widely considered that the 1979 Iranian revolution was the catalyst for modern day Islamist terrorism. The current crisis that began in August 2002 with the discovery of illegally enriched uranium at their Natanz facility. I believe in this day and age, where WMD technology is increasingly easier to come by, that the threat of proliferation is of even greater importance then stopping an al-Qaeda bombing. The invasion of Iraq secured the fact that it was WMD free. We cannot handle unstable governments in possesion of such weapons, not because we believe they will actually attack us with them (although that's a possibility), but because we think they might be willing to sell them to terrorist organizations.