It's all very well for President Obama to assume a morally superior, "I'm-no-George-W" posture and assert his interest in "dialogue" with the Iranians, but what happens now? We all know that Iran has been flouting the threats and the carrots dangled by the world for years, and this is one of the most blatant proofs yet.
"The world" would have had a collective cow had the Bush administration tried to stop Iran. But at least with Bush in power, the Iranians were at least somewhat constrained by some level of concern about how our president would respond to their flouting of international collective will.
In contrast, Obama's indifference to the Iranian uprising and his signals of weakness around the world have been heard loud and clear by the mullahs, and they are responding accordingly. Does the Obama administration have a Plan B?
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