Putin Says No Sanctions Against Iran
"Running around like a madman with a razor blade, waving it around, is not the best way to resolve the situation."
--Vladimir Putin, taking a shot at the Bush Administration's sanctions today
If Putin says "nyet" to any sanctions against Iran, then China and a good part of Europe may do the same. Why disadvantage yourself from future business opportunities just to dance to a lame duck's tune, regardless of whether or not it is the right thing to do?
It also makes it easier for Shooter to argue that we have to move on to military measures.
Alone again, naturally.