I got in an argument online today with an idiot too stupid to know there's a gun pointed to his head. That guy actually thought Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was truthful in his claim that their nuclear fuel enrichment programs were intended for peaceful use only. I think he was Neville Chamberlain in a previous life.
So if he's correct, then Ahmadinejad was only kidding about nuking America and Israel?
I don't think so either.
Some interesting thoughts on this issue by Dr. Jerry Pournelle. He writes:
First, anyone not blind will see that the West has been teaching powerful lessons over the years:
The first lesson is: if you are a dictator, or part of an unpopular government structure, get nukes, get them quick, get them in any way you have to. Get nukes and get them now...
The view from Chaos manor. Check it out.