Monday, December 6, 2010
We admit it. Hope n' Change was initially skeptical about Barack Obama's longterm strategy for dealing with Iran's desire for nuclear weapons. Talks with "no preconditions," eternally "open doors" for them to walk through, hoping the situation will "resolve itself," and sending Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad a luxurious Hickory Farms beef & cheese basket at Ramadan.
But now, all of the president's "courageous restraint" has actually paid off, and Iran has announced that they won't be importing dangeous yellowcake uranium for potential nuclear weapons anymore.
Unfortunately, it's because they don't need to import it anymore...due to the fact that while the Obama administration was standing on the sidelines, Iran developed the facilities to make their own yellowcake uranium (enriched from ore from Iranian mines).
Mind you, the Iranians can't make enough of the stuff to power the country's nuclear reactors for peaceful generation of electricity (which is their claim)...but they can produce enough to make nuclear weapons, which is better than nothing when you're a lunatic despot whose stated goal is to blow Israel off the map.
All of which makes it seem more likely that Israel is going to have to do something soon in the interest of self-preservation. Because unlike Barack Obama, they have a very clear idea of how the Iranian threat will "resolve itself" if left unchecked.