quote:Originally posted by jazzdog:
So Iran gets a nuke big deal, the US has over 10,000 warheads, Iran getting a nuke and actually using it ain't going to happen because the moment they use one they crease to exist....period.
As inferred above, this is less about the US and more about Israel. Beyond that, 'mutual assured destruction' is not a politcally viable alternative. Israel will send in air strikes destroying their nuclear capacity before Iran gets a "bomb". The people in the US and in Israel could care less about what happens to Iran after a nuclear bomb kills tens or hundreds of thousands of their people. They want protection prior to anything happening. That is the extraordinary leverage that belligerant nuclear powers have.