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3 February 2010

Iran, paranoia and the next war

In response to Daniel Finkelstein.

By Mehdi Hasan

Danny “I Am a Neocon” Finkelstein, of the Times, has a near-hysterical and rather paranoid rant about Iraq and Iran (lots of references to Munich, Churchill, the “risks of inaction”, etc), which he concludes with a rhetorical question:

Can we sleep at night when a regime that executes dissidents is building a nuclear bomb?

The answer is, of course, “Yes.” We already do. There is in existence on earth a tyrannical regime that has nuclear and chemical weapons and executes dissidents, and has a mad, cultish leader-for-life.

It’s called North Korea.

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So, Danny, make yourself a cup of hot chocolate, curl up in bed, get some sleep and stop worrying about those perfidious Persians.