Options on the Table

OPTIONS ON THE TABLE….Joe Klein weighs in on whether “all options should be on the table”:

I thought, and still think “all/table” in response to an overt Iranian act of war against the United States. Processing nuclear fuel, even developing a bomb, doesn’t make the cut, although everything possible, short of war, should be done to discourage the latter.

Am I missing something here? I don’t think anyone is suggesting that a military attack should be off the table in response to a genuine, serious Iranian act of war. This entire discussion is about whether a military strike should be off the table as a way to keep Iran from getting nukes. This may not always be stated outright, but that’s because everyone already knows that’s what we’re talking about. The whole conversation is kind of silly otherwise.


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