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January 1, 2007

Islamic Republic Of Iran Increasingly Vulnerable?

Topics: Iran

Some would argue that to be the case:

Victor Davis Hanson argues at Real Clear Politics that the world of publicity-hungry Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is not expanding, but shrinking. Despite his supposedly populist credentials, his support at home and abroad will only further weaken as long as the United States continues its steady, calm and quiet pressure on him.

Asharq Alawsat argues that what the Islamic Republic is doing in its confrontations with the West has been done before by many, from the Soviets, Qadaffi, Saddam, to name a few. He adds that the current Iranian policies will end in tragedy and that matters must be taken into fine consideration.

And The Times Online reported that Iran is more vulnerable to external pressure than outsiders tend to suppose.

These pieces sound too optimistic, and I'm not buying in to these optimistic portrayals of Iran's regime essentially falling apart on it's own.

So, should we be optimistic about Iran joining the West in a glorious Kumbaya or should we prepare for increasing confrontation with Iran? And with the Democrats about to come into power should we trust them to deal with the Iranian threat so as to protect our national security or should we be concerned?

If we're smart, we won't be fooled into the potential for a Kumbaya with Iran and we'll treat the Democrats' approach to Iraq as instructive on how they would approach Iran and other aspects of the war on terror - and how they can't be trusted with national security.

Let's face it, the time has come to get serious about Iran!

Hat tip - Regime Change Iran

Posted by Richard at January 1, 2007 7:09 PM

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