It is no secret that Iran is developing its nuclear capacity in a clandestine and deceptive manner. Yet ironically it is our reaction to Iranian intransigence that is more likely to lead to an Iranian bomb. And it's not for the reasons that many have cited.
How to explain the Ayatollah's recent seemingly logical and humane religious proclamations on the immorality of nuclear weapons? His statement challenges the acceptance of nuclear war-fighting as an option by every U.S. president since Harry Truman.
Today, Joe Biden may have helped push a new "global social contract" on international security and safety a bit further by hosting personally at his private residence a unique lunch with the non-aligned state leaders.
Although the Cold War is over and far from our minds, its nuclear weapons remain. The treaty Obama signed today marks the beginning of an American push to stop the spread of nuclear weapons. And just like health care, it's been a long time coming.
Under the guise of concern over climate change, some ask us to re-consider our aversion to new nuclear power, ignoring the same old problems that have stopped any plants from being commissioned since 1979.