Wednesday, December 13, 2006
On the Israeli Bomb
Prime Minister Olmert is in hot water for letting slip that Israel has the bomb, something that everybody who pays attention has known for years. Now he wants to revert to the locution, "Israel will not introduce nuclear weapons into the Middle East." But either Israel has already done so or it has not, by virtue of having or not having a bomb. The cause of non-proliferation is not served by doublespeak. This is not a slam at Israel in particular, just a comment about how not to handle the general problem of proliferation.