Thursday :: Jun 1, 2006

Open Thread


by Steve

David Sanger of the New York Times runs a good analysis Thursday of the limited options Bush faces on Iran, a problem of Bush's own making by letting Cheney drive the car. Glenn Kessler of the Post also pens an analysis, reporting as we did Wednesday that Bush's change in stance towards Iran comes out of weakness, and Bush's misguided belief that by going down this road, the Chinese and Russians will eventually support strong sanctions against Iran if Tehran refuses to suspend enrichment. But Russia and China will never agree to sanctions, unless it is clear that the military option is off the table.

OK, your turn.

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