It would make for fascinating reading to study a psychological evaluation of a man like Norman Podhoretz who hopes and prays for the bombing of Iran. For Podhoretz, studying IAEA and intelligence reports that deny the existence of any nuclear weapons program in Iran is a waste of time. His neocon spidy senses is all he needs to launch a preemptive bombing of Iran.
Podhoretz believes that “the plain and brutal truth is that if Iran is to be prevented from developing a nuclear arsenal, there is no alternative to the actual use of military force–any more than there was an alternative to force if Hitler was to be stopped in 1938.”
How do such deranged individuals rise to such prominent positions of influence? After all Norman, it’s not like Iran didn’t offer to suspend its nuclear program, enter into peace talks with Israel, and wash its hands of Hamas and Hezbollah in 2003. Don’t you just wish you had exercised common sense and agreed to talk with them, rather than brush them off?
Norman is a simple man. When it comes to bombing counties that threaten no one, he doesn’t ask for much.
“As an American and as a Jew, I pray with all my heart that he will.”