Monday, March 14, 2005

Is this really news?

Here's one of the problems with journalism: certain things are so rooted in common sense and responsibility that NOT doing them would be more newsworthy than doing them.

Case in point: Israel setting up plans to take out Iran's nuclear plants.

The news in the article seems to be that Israel gave an initial ok for the attack at a cabinet meeting last week. Once again, it would be irresponsible for Israel to NOT have a plan ready to execute because Iran has repeatedly stated that (1) it would not give up nuclear technology; (2) it would use the Muslim atom bomb on Israel.

I'm thinking all of this is a well-placed leak to signal to the EU-3 (France, Germany, UK) and Iran that if nothing acceptable gets done to restrict Iran, Israel will take the actions it deems necessary AND the US will not stand in Israel's way.

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