Do Not to Negotiate with Iran's Mullahs--Eliminate Them
By David Holcberg (New York Daily News, July 30, 2004; New York Sun, August 26, 2004)
What is the White House doing about Iran's production of nuclear weapons? Insisting on a diplomatic solution through negotiations!
But it is precisely this wrongheaded approach that failed to prevent the current crisis--and which will allow Iran to become a nuclear power soon.
Negotiations are moral--and practical--only between individuals who are open to reason, who respect each other's rights, and whose purpose is to exchange values for mutual benefit, without coercion.
But the Iranian leadership is wildly irrational, has no respect for individual rights, and seeks--by threatening nuclear attacks against the United States (the “big Satan”)--to further advance the spread of Islamic totalitarianism over the globe.
The proper approach to eliminate this threat against the United States is not to negotiate with Iran's mullahs--but to eliminate them.