≈ Het verschil tussen Iran en Pakistan

States of Emergency: Bhutto and the Candidates: “Would you pledge to the American people that Iran would not build a nuclear bomb on your watch?” Russert asked the assembled Democratic contenders. Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and John Edwards played the old survival game of running out the clock, and then came Biden. “We talk about this in isolation,” Biden said. “The fact of the matter is the Iranians may get 2.6 kilograms of highly enriched uranium. But the Pakistanis have hundreds, thousands of kilograms of highly enriched uranium.” Given that Pakistan already has missiles with nuclear warheads, capable of reaching India and Israel, Biden argued, it would be a “bad bargain” if an attack on Iran caused the government of Pakistan to fall. “What is the greatest threat to the United States of America: 2.6 kilograms of highly enriched uranium in Tehran or an out-of-control Pakistan?” he asked. “It’s not close.”

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Meanwhile, the American Presidential candidates of both parties spend their time promoting their “personalities.” They advertise their “narratives.” And yet what awaits a new President is Pakistan—that and a great deal more.

David Remnick van het Amerikaanse weekblad The New Yorker, citeert de Democratische presidentskandidaat senator Joe Biden. Biden greep een vraag over Iran aan om zijn bezorgdheid te uiten over de chaos in Pakistan na de aanslag op de Pakistaanse ex-premier Benazir Bhutto.

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