Thursday, June 18, 2015

Rabbi Wolpe: "Knaves & Fools"

Don't Take an Iran Bomb Deal for Granted - Rabbi David Wolpe

  • Despite repeated denials, Iran wants a bomb badly. Nuclear weapons confer power, and the Iranian regime is hungry for hegemony. Even the negotiations themselves have provided Iran with an opportunity to advance its progress toward a bomb.
  • The U.S. cannot afford to get this wrong, or to be lulled into complacency, or be grateful to get this problem off our plate. We succeeded in overcoming the Soviet threat because we never took it for granted, never tired, and always understood the gravity of a slave state as superpower. History has ratified that long, twilight struggle.
  • If we sign an inadequate agreement, we won't have to wait for history to weigh in: The verdict will be clear very quickly that in a desire to be peaceable and wise, we were played for knaves and fools.
  • (TIME)
    The writer is the Senior Rabbi of Sinai Temple in Los Angeles.

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