Earlier today, NYTimes hosted an online Q and A with Richard W. Murphy, former US Ambassador and Assistant Secretary of State for Reagan and now a senior fellow at the Council for Foreign Relations. Somebody asked him the following question:
To which Mr. Murphy responded:
I find it incredulous to hear that given the choice between dealing with an issue assumed to be “too hot” and a nuclear holocaust, that we would doing nothing but piss in our collective pants and wait to be vaporized. Has the US ever explored this option at one time? Why can’t we control such a scenario from occuring (aren’t we the Most Powerful Nation in the World)? What is Israel’s problem with proposing nuke-free Middle East (wouldn’t it bring more security)? Will we the people have to force our government to deal with those “too hot” issues that it otherwise doesn’t have the cajones to?
link to the transcript of the discussion if you are interested.