Unbelievable that Newsweek and Daily Beast are running Niall Ferguson's promotion of a war with Iran. Israel's war or the U.S.'s, I'm not even sure which-- but he's for war. The Nazi analogy comes in with the word "appeasement," and the piece ends with a finial of foolishness that will tag Ferguson for the rest of his born days, as Condi Rice's description of Israel's onslaught on Lebanon in '06, "the birth pangs of a new Middle East," will haunt her. Ferguson:
War is an evil. But sometimes a preventive war can be a lesser evil than a policy of appeasement. The people who don’t yet know that are the ones still in denial about what a nuclear-armed Iran would end up costing us all.
It feels like the eve of some creative destruction.