January 16, 2006
A PREHISTORY of the Great War of 2007, and how it might have been avoided.
Perhaps worth reading along with John Gaddis on the Cold War. I think our big error was in not preempting Iran in 1979. Everything since has been an effort to rectify that dreadful mistake.
UPDATE: Unsurprisingly, the U.N. isn't helping. "The top U.N. officials responsible for nuclear nonproliferation are in the business of facilitating Iran's acquisition of nuclear weapons."