Secretary of State John Kerry this morning dived straight into the land of Catch-22, claiming that an Israeli attack on Iran would give the Iranians cause to justify their pursuit of nuclear weapons in the first place.
“Iran would then have a reason to say, ‘Well, this is why we need a bomb,'” Kerry told Matt Lauer on the Today Show.
Which of course begs the question: Is Kerry senile?
So if someone lunges at you with a knife, and you break their nose, then they can say, “Well, now you know why I was lunging at you with a knife.”
Israel, according to Kerry, should not defend itself because doing so would justify the creation of weapons that are meant to destroy it. Israel should worry about the cogency of Iranian arguments before the rest of the world instead of doing what it thinks it has to in order to prevent a nuclear bomb from dropping on Tel Aviv in 10-15 years, according to Kerry.
Kerry went on to indicate clearly that military force by the United States was never, EVER, a serious option, saying that an attack on the Iranians would cause them to bury their program to such an extent that the United States couldn’t touch them, short of acting to “annihilate” Iran, which he said no one would do.
What Iran will decided to do is dig deeper, because Israel does not have the ability – nor do we – to stop (them), unless we went to all-our war and literally annihilate Iran, which I don’t hear people talking about.
These people will literally say anything to get their deal with Iran. I say the UN Security Council pass a resolution requiring the Norwegians to wait 15 years before giving Kerry his Nobel Peace Prize.