Sanctions Against Iran Won't Work
By David Holcberg (Irish Independent, March 27; Chicago Sun-Times, March 28, 2007)
The idea that sanctions would persuade Iran to abandon its quest for nuclear weapons is laughable and demonstrates a total evasion of the nature of the Iranian regime and of its stated goals.
Iran is a totalitarian Islamic country led by religious fanatics bent on a jihad to destroy Western civilization and subjugate the world to Islam. No amount of sanctions will deflect this leading terrorist state from its destructive mission. While the West plays diplomatic games at the United Nations, Iran moves closer to acquiring nuclear bombs.
For the sake of its own security, the United States should start the necessary military action--before it's too late. This does not mean an Iraq-like crusade to bring Iran elections. It means protecting U.S. lives by destroying Iran's militant regime.