Thursday, April 13, 2006

History Lessons

And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?

The Second Coming
~ W. B. Yeats

The idea of a nuclear Iran gives anyone in their sane mind the shudders. The worldwide devastation that most certainly looms at the conclusion of a successful atomic bomb construction in Iran should be obvious to any rational person.

Will the so-called "free world" deal with this ominous event courageously and decisively? Or shall we fiddle away our time while Rome burns...or, in this current circumstance, while the uranium enriches?

With the carnage and destruction of World War II scarring the history of the last century, I wonder if Neville Chamberlain would advise "a general policy of appeasement" in this case.