While I haven't had a chance to research the author, it is obvious from the get-go that he has no clue, even as he wraps his counter-thesis in well-written prose. First, the world has frequently teetered near the edge of nuclear exchange (and, indeed, possibe annihilation) -- and that's without the addition of terrormongerer Iran to the nuclear club. Second, Iran has already proven to be hellbent at maximizing brinksmanship as a means of exerting its foreign policy, the very act likely to precipitate nuclear war. Third, Iran's leadership has declared, repeatedly, willingness to play outside the norms of civilization, viz, its continuing Holocaust denial and calls for destruction of a sovereign U.N.-recognized nation. Fourth, Pedatzur ignores Iran's role as perhaps the leading fomenter of terror worldwide (and explicity its patronage of Hizbollah et al.), i.e., the killing of civilians as policy, which is rightly seen as a likely prologue for nuclear war. In other words, he's nuts.
Palestinian reportedly shot dead by Israeli soldiers after approaching Gaza border fence (Haaretz)
from the article: Let them have nukes