The Result of an Attack on Iran
In his new column Thomas P.M. Barnett debates the wisdom of the Bush Administration's threats on Iran. While positing that the threats have some strategic value, he points out that the three results of an attack on Iran would be to:
1) strengthen the regime domestically;
2) encourage the mullahs to ramp up their proxies' violence in Iraq and elsewhere and
3) confirm the worldview that having nukes is crucial to scaring off America's military interventions.
Sounds like just this Administration's favorite kind of ironic result. The kind that strengthens the military-industrial complex and does nothing for our national security.