Condi Rice has just accused Iran of being “not serious” in negotiations meant to halt its uranium enrichment program. She’s got to be kidding.
It’s the endless charade of an EU-plus-minus-U.S.-or-whatever negotiated “threat management” diplomatic solution that’s not serious.
It’s the farce of UN sanctions that’s not serious.
It’s the pretense that this is not a clear and present danger that’s not serious.
It’s Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, the President, the national “intelligence community” and too many members of Congress (including Barack Obama, now on his virgin celebrity tour of assorted hotspots) who aren’t serious.
The Iranians have been buying time for years to develop nuclear bombs, and they have just bought themselves some more.
They are deadly serious.