Karim Sadjadpour's warning:

According to best estimates [a military strike] could delay Iran’s nuclear progress by 2-3 years, but it would likely entrench Tehran’s most radical elements for years, if not decades, to come. I think Iran’s hardlinersincluding Khameneiwould welcome a military strike; they would use it as a pretext to crush dissent and repair the country’s internal political divisions.

As one Iranian democracy activist once told me, there should be "less focus on the gun, and more focus on the bandit trying to obtain the gun." Bombing Iran will strengthen the bandit and only increase his desire to get the gun.

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