Sunday, April 09, 2006

Use of Tactical Nukes Considered Against Iran

From the Telegraph:
The Bush administration is planning to use nuclear weapons against Iran, to prevent it acquiring its own atomic warheads, claims an investigative writer with high-level Pentagon and intelligence contacts.
The Telegraph is referring to this article by Seymour Hersh in The New Yorker. Unnamed sources quoted by Hersh say that the Iranian nuclear facilities are dug in too deep to be taken out with bunker busters using conventional explosives.

The Iranian nuclear program must be taken out, and if the vicious current regime goes with it, so much the better. The risk, not only of the mad mullahs using nuclear weapons, but of their providing them to one of the terrorist groups they sponsor is too great. If it takes tactical nuclear weapons to accomplish the destruction of the Iranian nuclear threat, so be it.

Via Signal 94 and Stop the ACLU.

Also posted at The Jawa Report and Vince Aut Morire.