It is interesting and challenging to read arguments for war which are based on the premise that the war will prevent a more dangerous war. I have previously touched on this, and have today been sent an article which comes to these very conclusions. How do we decide something like this, whose lives do we value, whose lives are we willing to sacrifice? Of course, war always raises this issues, but in this case it seems to be more immediate - though the author is not in power and so this is "only" an intellectual exercise at this point.
Below are the last few paragraphs of the article with a link - you decide for yourself.
"...The Obama administration tells us that the interim agreement puts Iran on a track that will lead to the abandonment of its quest for a nuclear arsenal. But the Iranians are jubilant because they know that the only abandonment going on is of our own effort to keep them from getting the bomb.