George Will says he’s “gloomily confident” Iran will become a nuclear power.
“I have for four or five years now been gloomily confident that Iran is going to get nuclear weapons. Why? Because they want them and we will not and should not go to war to stop them,” the legendary conservative columnist told The Daily Caller in a recent interview.
“Israel I don’t think can do it on its own,” he continued. “The Israeli Air Force is one of the wonders of the world — David Shield and all that. But that distance, the number of sorties required to first suppress sophisticated air defenses, then to find and destroy hardened targets, is, I think, beyond the capacity of the Israeli Air Force.”
Will says he doesn’t think the American people have an “appetite” to go to war to prevent a nuclear Iran.
“The United States I do not think has any appetite — just as an empirical matter — the American people have no appetite for going to war with a country that is much larger and more populous than Iraq, for the object of setting back — we don’t know for how long — a nuclear weapons program that Iran has been pursuing for several generations,” he said.
Asked if he believes a nuclear Iran is containable, Will said, “I think we are going to find out.”
Will recently sat down with TheDC for an extensive interview about politics, culture and his new book, “A Nice Little Place on the North Side: Wrigley Field at One Hundred.” TheDC will be featuring segments from the interview over the next several weeks.
You can view previous segments from TheDC’s interview with Will below: