بالكلام, و باستطاعتك استخدام
العصا فيما بعد
التعامل مع إيران)
تريبيون - 6/3/2007
talk. You can use the stick later
: There is an eerie similarity between the recent escalation of tension
They might be right. Indeed, if all else were to fail, the use of the
military option against
The Arab states of the region do not support military action against
There have to be the gravest doubts about whether military action against
Before he comes to that conclusion, President George W. Bush should study
the lessons of what his own administration has achieved
in the case of Libya and, perhaps, in the case of North
Both countries have been part of the axis of evil.
One should not forget how improbable a normalization of relations with
Quite rightly, the new deal required Qaddafi to repudiate WMD, to
discontinue support for terrorism and to transform his
foreign policy. There needed to be not just assurances
but verifiable inspection and safeguards.
In return, Qaddafi was offered not just dialogue with the
The recent agreement with
The time has come for the
This judgment may be correct, but it is worth testing. Indeed, the Americans
have nothing to lose.
First of all, such an offer might actually be accepted.
Indeed, if the Americans were to accept that regime change must be for the
Iranian people to choose, and not for
But assume that I am wrong. Then if the Iranians, having been made such a
generous offer, were to reject it and throw it back in
The extremism and malevolent intent of the Iranian regime would have been
demonstrated for all the world to see. It would be clear
that they were unwilling even to take yes for an answer.
Against that background, the Americans would have many more allies and far
greater support in calling for the toughest economic
And if sanctions failed, or could not even be imposed because of inadequate
support, the military option would be no less available
than it is today.
Politicians regularly intone that the military option must only be
considered when all other options have failed. Statesmen
President Bush has shown in the case of
Sir Malcolm Rifkind is a former foreign minister and defense minister of
لهذه المقالات لا يعني أنها
تعبر عن وجهة نظر المركز كلياً
من حق الزائر الكريم أن ينقل وأن ينشر كل ما يعجبه من موقعنا . معزواً إلينا ، أو غير معزو .ـ