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My Camera Editorial Advisory Board comment published on Oct. 20, 2007:

I believe I understood President Bush’s statement on Wednesday, in which he said if the United States were interested in avoiding World War III, we ought to be interested in preventing Iran from knowing how to make nuclear weapons. He was underlining the seriousness of the threat posed by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran. Although Iran’s president says he has only peaceful plans for weapons-grade uranium, that doesn’t give me any comfort. I feel the United States has no reasons to trust him and lots of reasons to believe he would use nuclear weapons to the detriment of the United States and the rest of the world. Nuclear weapons are dangerous by their very nature in anyone’s hands, but more so in his hands.

In spite of my appreciation that President Bush is taking seriously the threat Iran could pose with nuclear weapons, I think the president could have made his “rhetorical point,” as he called it on Thursday, without bringing in the possibility of having a World War III. No need to yell when lower volumes will do. Threatening an outbreak of war is terrible enough. Bringing up the possibility of another war’s engulfing the entire world brought back too many images and feelings of past world wars for political opponents, and allies alike, to hear Bush’s call for serious concern about Iran’s having nuclear weapons. It makes sense to focus on that now and hope and pray diplomacy resolves the issue.

*This title was not part of the original Camera publication.

Source: Daily Camera

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