Nuclear thinking

August 15, 2006

I attended a graduate-student party at one of our huge Midwestern-state universities this past weekend. I had a lot of fun and met many very smart and interesting young people. One particularly delightful young woman turned out to be from Iran. She is here studying nuclear physics. It seems to me that if our government’s interest in preventing a nuclear-capable Iran were too terribly sincere, we would not be training Iran’s next generation in nuclear science. However, of course, sincerity never has been a strong suit for politics, most especially not for the Bush administration.

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