Sunday, October 8, 2017

This time, Caroline B. Glick is wrong

Jerusalem Post, Letters to the Editor, October 9, 2017

This time, Caroline B. Glick is wrong (“Trump and Obama’s third term,” Column One, October 6).

The main question to ask is whether what US President Donald Trump is doing regarding the decertification of the Iran deal will help in preventing Tehran from getting nuclear weapons. I believe it will because Congress will become involved and the whole of former president Barack Obama’s failed policy will be discussed in the open.

While the doctrine of “mutually assured destruction” applies to North Korea, this is not the case with Iran. According to Middle East historian Bernard Lewis: “For people with this mindset, MAD is not a constraint; it is an inducement....”

This will without doubt be the most important step of the Trump presidency so far. If it goes through, he will have set the course to correct the disastrous Iran deal and significantly reduce the probability of Iran initiating a nuclear war.


The Iranian Difference: Bernard Lewis from ASMEA on Vimeo.