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Robert Wright (Bloggingheads.tv, The Evolution of God, Nonzero) and Eli Lake ( Bloomberg View)

Bob and Eli go nuclear! They debate whether it would take a land invasion to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapon. Eli thinks that if Iran dropped out of the Non-Proliferation Treaty, the treaty would break. Bob asks: what is the worst thing that would happen if Iran got the bomb? Is Netanyahu using a religious text as a war drum? Eli argues that Iran’s been pushing for war, too.

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Recorded:Mar 8    Posted:Mar 8, 2012
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