Iran and the New York Times

[New York Sun ] Editorial - The New York Times editorialists think a military attack on Iran aimed at dismantling its nuclear program "would be a disaster." Back in 1981, the Times asserted Israel's attack on Iraq's nuclear reactor, ordered by Prime Minister Begin, was also a disaster and termed it "an act of inexcusable and short-sighted aggression." Years later, Max Frankel, the paper's editorial page editor at the time, conceded in his memoir that the editorial had been a "major mistake." It's certainly possible that a military attack on Iran could be a disaster. What's definite is that it would be a disaster were Iran's regime to build an atomic bomb.

2008-06-12 01:00:00

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