http://thinkprogress.org/security/20...d-destruction/



rebuttal from the source:
Paul Pillar over at the National Interest wrote last week, “Whatever else you may think about Paul and his candidacy, there is no refuting three truths he stated regarding the hysteria-inducing subject of Iran and its nuclear program”:

One, as Iranians look at what is surrounding them in their own neighborhood, they have good and understandable reasons to be interested in nuclear weapons. Two, even if they were to acquire a nuke, any capability they then had would pale in comparison with what the United States faced in the form of the Soviet Union during the Cold War, or China for that matter. Third, as U.S. dealings with the Soviets demonstrated, an adversary’s nuclear capability does not constitute a reason to stop talking and start making a war.

“Paul’s plain speaking, of course,” Pillar adds, “clashed with the orthodoxy in this country according to which unthinking absolutism is considered the proper response to any mention of Iran and nukes.”