I just heard occasionally-Republican Senator Lindsey Graham on FOX News Sunday say that an Israeli attack to impede or destroy Iran's nuclear aims would be a disaster for the world because it would rally the Arab world behind Iran!
The man is a blithering idiot! Yes, if it happened, there would be noise emanating from the 'Arab world' condemning Israel - as there always is as part of the expected script - and that would be obscuring the relief in those same Arab states that the Persians do not have the bomb! The Saudis in particular would be finding it hard to hide the smiles and not giggle while condemning the Jews for doing what the Saudis were extremely happy that the Jews did!
- Possibility of a Nuclear-Armed Iran Alarms Arabs - NYTimes, September 30, 2009
- Saudis ‘Deeply Concerned’ Over Iran’s Nuclear Program - Council on Foreign Relations
- "Both states (Saudi Arabia and Egypt) feel threatened [by Iran's nuclear activities]..." - Muhammad Abdel Salam, senior nuclear expert at Cairo's Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies, as told to RFE/RL.
It was also amusing to hear Democrat Senator Bob Casey go on and on about his legislation that would allow pension funds to, gosh golly, withdraw any funds they have invested with companies doing business with Iran! Tough talk for a Democrat! One can only imagine the panic in Iran on hearing that kind of bold talk!