Wednesday, October 06, 2004

Would Kerry keep nukes out of Iranian hands?

John Kerry's proposal for preventing Iran from getting Nukes:

Prevent Iran From Developing Nuclear Weapons. A nuclear armed Iran is an unacceptable risk to the national security of the United States and our allies in the region. While we have been preoccupied in Iraq, Iran has reportedly been moving ahead with its nuclear program. We can no longer sit on the sidelines and leave the negotiations to the Europeans. It is critical that we work with our allies to resolve these issues and lead a global effort to prevent Iran from obtaining the technology necessary to build nuclear weapons. Iran claims that its nuclear program is only to meet its domestic energy needs. John Kerry's proposal would call their bluff by organizing a group of states to offer Iran the nuclear fuel they need for peaceful purposes and take back the spent fuel so they cannot divert it to build a weapon. If Iran does not accept this offer, their true motivations will be clear.

Senator Kerry, there is a slight problem in this plan. If you are seriously worried about keeping weapons grade nuclear material away from Iran, this won't do it. What happens when they accept your proposal, start up the reactor, and then refuse to give us back the spent fuel? This is a surefire proposal to provide nuclear capabilities to the mullahs on a platter. God help us...


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