By ALI AKBAR DAREINI, Associated Press Writer
This should cause GREAT concern throughout the world, and we all need to come together to stop this insanity. If I had to make up a list of groups most likely to actually USE nuclear weapons in the future, these cats in Iran would be in the top 3Religious zealots like Ahmadinejad, who despite backtracking on the most recent threat against Israel (calling for Israel to be "wiped out from the map of the world") continue to appoint other hard-liners to "key posts at security agencies". I'd bet my life that Israel (and others like NATO) are stepping up all forms of contingency plans to deal with this.
I have to wonder how this would have played out if Iraq wasn't invaded and Saddām Hussein was still the biggest bully in the area.
Would it have been a race to see who could produce a nuclear weapon first?
Would Saddām attack Iran in a preemptive strike?
It's hard to say, but things might have better all the way around* if King George W. hadn't invaded Iraq, and the US was still concentrating on Afghanistan.
*Except for the Iraqis who were being brutalized and murdered by Saddām and his sons.