Why Iran Must Be Bombed

Norman Podhoretz on Ahmadinejad, Hitler, and the case for war with Iran
By J. Kelman,  Newser User
Posted May 21, 2007 5:16 PM CDT
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(Newser) – The only way to protect the West from Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is to bomb Iran now, writes Norman Podhoretz in Commentary. The irascible neocon blasts left-wingers who downplay the threat of a nuclear Iran, and argues that deterrence won’t stop the Iranian leader once he’s armed.

"Ahmadinejad's dreams are more realistic than the dismissal of those dreams as merely insane delusions,” Podhoretz writes. He compares Ahmadinejad to Hitler, and warns that we are approaching another Munich: stop him now, or face the consequences of appeasement.  "The only thing worse than bombing Iran is allowing Iran to get the bomb."