Oh, the Iran-y!
11.28.2006 04:43 | DISPATCHES
In "The Clock's Ticking: Stopping Iran Before It's Too Late" from the November Arms Control Today, Joseph Cirincione ponders the economic effects of an attack on Iran. "The price of gas would soar to between $5 to $8 per gallon in the United States. If sustained for any length of time, the price rise would trigger recessions in most Western economies and even a global recession. Ironically, Iran might not suffer, even if its sales were restricted, as the increased price could keep its revenues steady, or even cause an increase." [Editor's emphasis]
If it's sheer irony you want, does this, or does this not, match how the US invasupation of Iraq has placed that country squarely in Iran's sphere of influence? (Some say Baghdad is Iran's.)If there's anything else we can do for you, President Ahmadinejad and Ayatollah Khameini, speak up. What? Abort the attack plans?
Turn the heat down in Iraq and maybe James Baker will let you continue with your little uranium enrichment project. Just don't blow up the basement!