I think the world just dodged a bullet. Days after folding his bid to become the next Republican president of the United States, Terrible Ted Cruz is calling for war or some reasonable facsimile thereof against Iran. In an op-ed in today's New York Times, Cruz writes it's only a matter of time before Iran rains Iranian nukes on Israel and the United States and calls for massive funding for Israeli missile defence.
ON Monday, the Iranian military’s deputy chief of staff announced that the Islamic Republic had successfully tested yet another ballistic missile — this time, a high-precision midrange weapon with a reported reach of 2,000 kilometers, or 1,250 miles, and with a degree of accuracy that he claimed to be “without any error.” If these statements are true, the entire Middle East, including Israel, is within the reach of the mullahs’ missiles.
It was not revealed if this missile had its genocidal intent actually inscribed on it, as other missiles recently tested by the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps have — with the inscription in Hebrew “Israel should be erased from the map.” But it hardly matters. The mullahs’ objectives are plain enough for anyone with eyes to see: The Iranian regime is continuing its determined march toward not only a nuclear weapon, but also the means to launch it, first against Israel and then against the United States.