I had no idea that the United States pressured Israel not to go nuclear.
However, I am glad that the Jewish State armed itself, nonetheless. Israel may be an eyesore to the hostile Arab world, but she is still the apple of God's eye, and He will not permit Israel to be moved.
Congressman Ron Paul respects the autonomy of nations to defend themselves. Imagine Paul running for President in 1956. I am sure he would have been booed then as an incompetent war-mongering hack a la Barry Goldwater. Yet today, there is nothing to fear from a nuclear Iran. Israel now has nuclear weapons, and I believe that the free world breathes a sigh of relief because of it.
Liberal internationalist Shimon Peres connected secretly with the French to produce nuclear capability in Dimona, the Negev? Well, even pacifists will put up their fists in the wake of existential threats.
Today's global community must stop pandering to this notion of enforced cooperative non-proliferation. No head of state in his right mind will pull the trigger or push the button. An arms race in nuclear warheads cannot be the driving force that drives us to scurry and head with our tails between our legs. Iran's warmongering is weak and beggarly. Even if they do equip themselves with nuclear weapons, Israel's Mossad has already one and will certainly again infiltrate with computer viruses to bring this menacing program to an end.
Contrary to Mr. Eshman's concern, I hope that the Iranians do read history. They will discover, as reported by the prophets, that Israel will be one of the richest countries in the world, a paradise on which other nations will depend for sustenance. Point of fact, that is happening already -- the exportation of fruits, genetically enhances cows that can breed and give milk even in the harshest of conditions, and agrarians innovations that have prospered famished countries throughout Sub-Saharan Africa. I am convinced that Israel has nothing to fear from a belligerent Iran.