Sunday, September 16, 2012

Netanyahu: People who say this set a new standard for human stupidity.

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Why can’t Iran be contained just as the Soviet Union was?  There are those in your country and in the United States who believe that a containment strategy would actually work.

I think Iran is very different. They put their zealotry above their survival and suicide bombers are all over the place and I wouldn’t rely on their rationality. You know, since the advent of nuclear weapons, you had countries that had access to nuclear weapons who always made a careful calculation of cost and benefit, but Iran is guided  by a leadership with an unbelievable fanaticism . It is the same fanaticism that you see storming embassies today. You want these fanatics to have nuclear weapons?  I mean I’ve heard some people suggest, I actually read this in a magazine - well, you know, if you take action - that’s a lot worse than having Iran with nuclear weapons.  Some have even said that Iran with nuclear weapons would stabilize the Middle East. Stabilize the Middle East!  I think the people who say this set a new standard for human stupidity.