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Quote of the week: Thomas P.M. Barnett

From <em>Esquire.com: </em>&ldquo;In the end, Iran is correct to pursue the bomb. The history here is stunningly clear: Get a nuke and ...

“In the end, Iran is correct to pursue the bomb. The history here is stunningly clear: Get a nuke and you’ll never suffer attack from a fellow great power—not even a superpower. Yes, you attract dangerous attention while on this journey, but once you reach your destination, you’re in the club. Don’t get me wrong—I find nothing good in Iran getting its hands on a functional nuclear warhead. But now is not the time to get all wobbly, nor to place unrealistic faith in the eternal impotence of sanctions. Now is the time to remember that we’ve been down this path several times before, with enemies far more frightening and impressive than blustering Iran, and that we know how to manage this threat effectively.”

Thomas P.M. Barnett in Esquire.com

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