UPDATE: Europe is beginning to make firmer noises toward the mullahs, at least according to this Reuters report:
European countries are losing patience with Iran over its nuclear program, diplomats said on Friday, as France’s foreign minister insisted Tehran must assure the world it does not plan to acquire nuclear weapons.
Western diplomats close to negotiations between Britain, France and Germany and Iran said the European trio might soon be ready to support U.S. demands to refer Tehran’s nuclear program to the U.N. Security Council in November.
Wouldn’t it be ironic if the Europeans ended up taking a harder line against Iranian fascism than George Will? I can’t help but thinking this isn’t entirely unrelated to Bush’s seeming lead in the presidential election.