By Abraham H. Miller, Originally published in The American Spectator
Somewhere in the depths of hell, the devil is comforting Saddam Hussein as he laments that he never thought to create a nuclear enrichment program like the Iranian program—one that could have been negotiated into legitimacy while maintaining an infrastructure that could produce nuclear weapons.
While the Obama administration is rejoicing over “blocking” Iran’s pathway to a nuclear weapon, when Iran was confronted with Iraq’s nuclear threat, the Iranians pursued a dramatically different approach.
On September 30, 1980, two F-4 Phantoms belonging to the Islamic Republic of Iran bombed the Iraq nuclear facility at Osirak but not the reactor or cooling tower.
Subsequently, the Iranian air force took pictures of the damage and sent them to counterparts in Israel.
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