Does Bush actually have a red line when it comes to Iran? Or is he just willing to let revelation upon revelation about their nuclear program pile up without taking action? The recent discovery of highly-enriched uranium traces by the IAEA, and the Bush administration's failure to seize upon this smoking gun, tells me that Bush is basically not willing to do anything other than talk. We may as well accept that the Islamic Republic will be joining Pakistan as a nuclear Islamic Republic soon.
Israel certainly won't do anything with Neville Olmert in charge. And Bush seems to be unwilling to cross China and Russia, who are nakedly grasping at the opportunity to thumb Uncle Sam in the eye and help our enemies. I wonder whether China or Russia would go to all this trouble in the Security Council before going to war with someone...would China or Russia be begging the US, France, and Britain for their approval before imposing sanctions on an enemy? Don't make me laugh. We constrain ourselves like Gulliver to the whims of these Lilliputians who would never put themselves in the same position. What's the point of this bullshit? Now we're backing a carrots to Iran
strategy in order to get the hostile Chinese and Russians to agree to sanctions. Can we agree already that the two countries hate America, have hundreds of billions of dollars in deals with the mullahs, and will under no circumstance agree to sanctions? Can we agree that Iran has been refusing every warmed-over overture and limp respectful submission that doesn't explicitly give them the right to nuke Tel Aviv? Or must we insist on playing the world's fool until we take a nuclear pratfall?
Let's not ever forget that Pakistan finally became a nuclear power in 1998, after years of failure, because CHINA supplied it with centrifuge designs and uranium enrichment technology and nuclear bomb designs and missile technology. Flagrantly violating its obligations under the Nuclear Proliferation Treaty, and getting away with it, and planning on getting away with it again
in the case of Iran. In Pakistan's case, the purpose was to hurt India, which China regards as an enemy. In Iran's case?
Well, it certainly can't be Israel that China wants to harm. Connect the dots.
If Bush is unwilling or unable to prevent Iran from obtaining the bomb, he should resign now.