Helprin is a partisan of Israel, which most of our warmongers seem to be--the American supporters of Israel often being more fanatical than people in Israel itself.

My column on Iran, “Political posturing and Iran: What does it have to do us?” came out on the same day as Mark Helprin’s column in the Wall Street Journal, “The Mortal Threat from Iran.” Helprin portrays Iran as a kind of cancer that has to be irradiated out, by war. His plan for Iran is:

Massive ordnance penetrators; lesser but precision-guided penetrators “drilling” one after another; fuel-air detonations with almost the force of nuclear weapons; high-power microwave attack; the destruction of laboratories, unhardened targets, and the Iranian electrical grid; and other means, can be combined to great effect.