The National Post has an editorial on the urgent need to remove the nuclear threat from Iran:
This is no time for the international community to dither over which calculated approach is most likely to persuade Iran to give up its quest for an atomic bomb. There must be no protracted debate over what diplomatic protests to file should Iran follow through with its recent threat to expel UN inspectors, no measured responses to its violations of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and no appeasement in the form of aid in return for co-operation. Short of full-scale war, the Western powers must do all they can — together — to make it clear to the ayatollahs that they will not be permitted to build or possess nuclear weapons. And if the West cannot present a united front, then the Americans — again — will have to take the lonely lead.
Tehran clearly has the ability to create a nuclear warhead that can be launched at Israel via their medium-range ballistic missile technology. Iran has a history of support for terrorism, and if Iran has a nuclear weapon, it is only a matter of time before Hizb’Allah has one as well.
When Iran possesses a nuclear weapon, it will be too late to take action. This is a case where a preemptive solution is the only acceptable solution. Iran cannot be allowed to develop nuclear weapons.
That means using any means necessary including cruise missiles or airstrikes to end Tehran’s nuclear program. In 1981, Israel destroyed the French-build nuclear reactor at Osiraq near Baghdad. That action brought the usual storm of international criticism, but prevented Iraq from developing a nuclear weapon that could have forever shifted the balance of terror in the region. It is becoming more and more clear that the only way to prevent Iran from becoming a nuclear power is to follow the model of Osiraq.