recent history, writes Sheldon Richman. In 2003 Iraq’s government
had no nuclear weapons. The U.S. government invaded, and before
long Iraqi President Saddam Hussein was hanging from a rope. In
2011 Libya’s government had no nuclear weapons. The U.S. government
led NATO on a bombing campaign to help a group of rebels, and
before long Libyan Col. Muammar Qaddafi lay dead on a roadside.
Today Syria has no nuclear weapons. The U.S. government and NATO
are currently aiding rebels seeking to overthrow President Bashar
al-Assad. On the other hand, North Korea has nuclear weapons, and
Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un appears safe from any regime change
sponsored by the U.S. government and NATO. Lesson for foreign
leaders who are in the doghouse with the U.S. government: Get a
nuke. But Iran is not building a bomb.
from Hit & Run http://reason.com/blog/2013/11/14/sheldon-richman-on-avoiding-war-with-ira