Iranian nuclear threat is real

Richard Gwyn
Published: Wednesday, 02/16/2005 12:00 am EST

If Iran does, in fact, develop a nuclear bomb -- the best intelligence estimates for its possible date are 2008 -- the chances of the governing mullahs actually ever using it are infinitesimal. For the sake of killing some Israelis or Americans, the mullahs would, a few hours later, pay the price of their own obliteration and of that of many millions of their countrymen.

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