All Agree on Pre-Emption

L. Gordon Crowitz notes that, while it was roundly criticized at the time, everyone is now grateful for Israel’s preemptive bombing attack against Iraq’s Osirik nuclear reaction 23 years ago this month.

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  1. Mr. Dart says:

    And when they take out Iran’s nuclear capacity this year they will be loudly condemned again. 20 years on someone will write something nice about it in whatever has taken the place of mainstream newspapers by then.