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Let Iran have nukes

Via Fallows, that is the title of a refreshingly realistic piece in the upcoming Washington Monthly. The casual talk about war with Iran that I've been hearing over the past few weeks is astonishingly boneheaded and irresponsible. This essay lays out what you might expect—that Israel already has a nuclear deterrent, that Iran's leaders are just garden variety authoritarians, not suicidal madmen, and that a war with Iran would be a catastrophic disaster.

This is one of those times, I'm afraid, for those with the spark of life to stand up and be counted. Go read, and we'll think about other things we could do if things get worse.

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