” The regime must be dismantled/overthrown. Period. I think Krauthammer understands that. (but maybe Im wrong) “
Exactly.. I’ll go one step farther and say that the regime needs to be utterly defeated, humiliated, and discredited....
And that, IMO, just ain’t gonna happen from within — there just aren’t many examples in history of repressive police states being overthrown by ‘moderate’, pro-democracy movements... (History is, however, replete with dictatorships being overthrown and supplanted by even worse dictators...)
I’ve seen some Krauthammer articles that seem to hold out the hope that the regime can be changed by ‘peaceful’ political means...
“And that, IMO, just aint gonna happen from within”
It has to be from within >>> with outside help. They can’t do it themselves. From all I’ve heard and read from Krauthammer, he understands that we need to be helping to make that happen. I think he realizes that it’s going to take more than “peaceful political means”.
The first thing we need to do, along with some of our allies, is to announce that we’re dedicated to ending this murderous regime, and freeing the Iranian people from the tyrannical prison and oppression they’ve endured for almost 30 yrs.