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Gene Healy Says Negotiating with Iran is Better than War

Diplomatic deterrence has a more impressive track record.


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There aren't a lot of great choices when it comes to preventing a nuclear-armed Iran. Essentially, there are two: war or diplomacy. It's very much worth trying to prevent Iran from going nuclear, but not because of the fanciful scenarios some hawks advance, like a suicidal first strike on Israel or "a nuclear suitcase" in New York, says Gene Healy.