Iran Won't Have a Nuclear Weapon. Period!
So they can produce a faux document, assuming we even get to read it, that no one adheres to and move on. Does anyone expect otherwise? Could a man who could not even be honest about the details of a health insurance plan be trusted to negotiate the enrichment of uranium in a secretive country on another continent governed by religious fanatics who have been hiding their activities for decades and for whom deception is a way of life?
What will Obama say if and when a dirty nuke explodes in one of our shopping malls, thousands die and the global economy goes into free fall? Maybe he will forget he ever said "Iran won't have a nuclear weapon. Period!"
Okay, he never said "period" in this case. Everyone would have doubled over in hysterical laughter. Maybe he'd just press that old reset button with Russia and get Vladimir on the line to help solve things.
Outrageous, isn't it? It would be if it weren't so tragic. But what is to be done?
Mark Dubowitz of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies has an article in the Telegraph -- Why Washington needs to open its eyes to Iran's intentions -- in which he warns the administration to take the nuclear discussions seriously and stay firm on sanctions. Mark, as usual, makes sense, but at the same time admonishing the administration in April 2014 to "open its eyes" on Iran seems a tad late, to put it mildly.
After all, it was only a few years ago that Iranian democracy protestors by the hundreds of thousands were marching in the streets of Tehran shouting "Obama, Obama, are you with us -- or are you with them?" I'm pretty sure we all now know the answer to that one.