Mark I. Fishman New Haven
Your front page article, " Israeli attack on Iran might draw U.S. into new war," on Feb. 26 about the perils of a war with Iran does not state clearly enough the greatest danger. While one can think of many things which can go wrong in a war, the article does not discuss the transcendent danger of allowing the fanatical Iranian regime to possess nuclear weapons or to have the capability of building them.
Nuclear capability in the hands of the irrational, hate-filled leaders of Iran will threaten the peace and security of the free world for decades to come. It will jeopardize our access to oil, terrorize the entire Middle East, give hegemony to Iran and lead to nuclear proliferation in the region.
The article, while possibly recognizing the danger implicitly, did not set forth these dangers, which can easily outweigh the risks of one or more Western nations' engaging in a conventional war before Iran develops a nuclear capability.