Wednesday, October 31, 2007

The Faulty Logic in the Iranian Nuclear Discussion

Much of the discussion about the danger of Iran developing nuclear technology is based on the idea that one nation can, (or has the right to), prevent another nation from obtaining knowledge -- nuclear or otherwise. This is faulty logic.

The Bush Administration can no more control the information and technology flow into Iran than Hollywood can control the Chinese bootleg film market.

I'm no foreign policy expert but wouldn't it be more logical to assume that eventually any or all nations will have nuclear capabilities and make it our goal to convince them to use this technology, if they choose to develop it, for peaceful instead of aggressive purposes?

The following video clip highlight this faulty logic at work

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