I do not always agree with Burston, but this time I read and reread his article. I printed it and will reread it again. It made the hair on the back of my head stand up. I am as guilty of self-induced myopia as anyone else, and I must admit that Burston's points have struck a nerve. What Burston doesn't mention, perhaps because it is too terrible to contemplate, is the possibility that circumstances may reach such a critical point that the western world in its self-imposed inability to act may contemplate NOT retaliating in case of a nuclear strike on Israel. It's a possibility that even I keep at a distance, a possibility I would rather relegate to the realm of bad dreams.
UN to hold off on separate Afghan bombing probe for now (Reuters)
from the article: Will Bush make Iran the only superpower?