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is why not engaging Iran as a partner must necessarily lead to some kind of war.

He may spell it out in more detail in the book, but from the interview, I only got the insinuation that if the U.S. does not make nice with Iran, then the situation will be too unstable to hold, and either some Israeli nuthead or a "Machiavellian figure in the White House" will eventually manage to launch some kind of attack or contrive a Manchurian Incident in the Persian Gulf which will then lead to the End of Days.

Plausible, but speculative, and not quite compelling enough as an argument to Americans that they should kiss the devil.

Truth unfolds in time through a communal process.

by marco on Fri Oct 10th, 2008 at 11:18:58 AM EST

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