It should be no surprise to anyone that Iran has developed nuclear weapons. Foreign scientists helped them.
The International Atomic Energy Agency, or IAEA, is expected to release a report this week on Iran's nuclear capabilities. The report will prove that in 2003 when intelligence experts concluded Iran had stopped its nuclear program in the face of sanction threats, it was, in fact, continuing with it. What a surprise! Muslim fanatics lie to infidels.
Now the question becomes: What next? Does Israel alone, or in cooperation with the U.S. and possibly others, bomb the nuclear sites which are scattered throughout Iran and heavily fortified underground, or as Ron Paul suggests, do we try to make friends with Iran? President Obama tried the latter and it predictably failed.
Nearly everyone agrees Iran can't be allowed to have a nuclear weapon, given its apocalyptic intentions. What to do? That's why we elect leaders. Let's hope and pray they make the right decision.
I'm Cal Thomas in Washington.
Publication date: November 8, 2011