October 4, 2009

TAMP 'EM UP SOLID, BIBI:

The Coming Failure On Iran (Jackson Diehl, October 4, 2009, Washington Post)

The Obama administration's positive tone following its first diplomatic encounter with Iran covers a deep and growing gloom in Washington and European capitals. Seven hours of palaver in Geneva haven't altered an emerging conclusion: None of the steps the West is considering to stop the Iranian nuclear program is likely to work.

Not talks. Not sanctions, even of the "crippling" variety the Obama administration has spoken of. Not military strikes. And probably not support for regime change through the still-vibrant opposition.

For obvious reasons, senior officials won't state this broad conclusion out loud.


Since Mr. Obama refuses to lead, he'll have to follow Israel.

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 4, 2009 7:57 AM
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