Ken Pollack on on Iran

Thursday, November 04, 2004 - 03:30 PM

Today is the 25th anniversary of the Iranian Embassy hostage crisis. A quarter-century later, relations with Iran are nearly as tense as they were then, with large numbers of US troops deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan, just beyond Iran's eastern and western borders.

Ken Pollack is a 'liberal hawk', an interventionist Democrat whose 2002 book The Threatening Storm: The Case for Invading Iraq has since proved to contain many false assumptions about Iraq's weapons capabilities (for a mea culpa, click here).

On tomorrow's show, Pollack asks us to trust him again--this time on Iran. His new book, The Persian Puzzle suggests that Iran's hard-line regime is not about to change, shouldn't be meddled with, and stands a good chance of developing nuclear weapons. Should we worry? Tune in tomorrow.

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