- The Washington Times - Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Your editorial last week, “Out of the closet: Tehran’s nukes,” Nov. 9, makes no mention of all those other nuclear-capable nations in the world, including India and Pakistan. Paramount with these nuclear powers is whether they possess capable delivery systems.

Nuclear weapons aren’t delivered by U-Haul trucks. Only sophisticated missiles or high-performance aircraft with superior avionics can administer these ordinances. So rather than delving into the issue of delineating good guys and bad guys, we must address the issue of nuclear delivery capability.

Surely the Gulf state monarchies and Israel - though likely not the Palestinian leadership - would object to a nuclear Iran and align themselves with the United States in the event of full-scale Iranian nuclear armament. But rather than acting rashly should that happen, perhaps the United Nations’ General Assembly should intervene.

EDWARD ABRAMIC

Washington