Steve Chapman on False Fears About a Nuclear Iran


The prevailing wisdom among policymakers on Iran bears an eerie resemblance to the Iraq consensus of 2002. We and the Israelis allegedly faced an intolerable peril from a rogue state with weapons of mass destruction and a lust for aggression. Fortunately, we were told, it was nothing that a short, sudden military attack wouldn't solve. But in Iraq, writes Steve Chapman, it turned out the solution was anything but quick or easy—and the danger was vastly exaggerated. And in Iran? Ditto.