“A little over a year ago I wrote a column in this newspaper that caused a major controversy. I advocated a tactical nuclear strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities. I did not, of course, call for all-out nuclear war, but I did support what would be a massively destructive campaign against the Tehran regime’s military ambitions.
“Thirteen months later I feel obliged to say that I wish I had never written such an article. I was wrong. And I have waited this long because I did not want the bullies, the thugs, the racists and the hypocrites to think that they had forced my hand.
“I changed my mind after a great deal of thought and prayer. I realized that I had lashed out because of the obscene words and actions of Iran’s leaders and apologists — against the Holocaust denial, the calls for the destruction of another country, the sponsoring of terrorism and lust for power and dominance at any cost.
“I received numerous death threats, but they did nothing to change my mind…”