Even if Iran had a bomb, it would never use it against the U.S. or Israel

November 12, 2011

Recently, U.N. inspectors determined that Iran has the technology to design nuclear weapons but found no evidence that Iran intends to build them ("U.K., France alarmed at Iran nuclear report," Nov. 10).

The administration probably also believes the Iranians aren't producing weapons but wants to convince the world that they are so we can get into a military conflict with them.

As things are winding down in Iraq and there is mounting pressure to begin pulling out of Afghanistan, the next country we attack could be Iran, using the excuse that they are producing nuclear weapons.

Yet if Iran were to attacked Israel or the United States it would surely face devastating retaliation. Iran would be annihilated. Why would any country cause its own destruction?

Mark Frank, Baltimore

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