November 8, 2011 | Quote
Is Obama Going to Let Iran Get the Bomb?
Mark Dubowitz of the Foundation for Defense of Democracy e-mailed me: “The Iranian regime has faced damaging economic pressure from energy and financial sanctions. We still however are a long way from the crippling sanctions on Iranian oil sales that could have made a difference to the regime’s strategic calculus. Despite this economic pressure, [Supreme Leader] Ali Khamenei appears to have decided that a nuclear bomb is a guarantor of regime survival and seems in no mood to compromise. After years of sanctions and diplomacy, and an IAEA report that suggests that Iran is now on the brink of nuclear capability, no one can reasonably argue that countries threatened by Iran have not tried all peaceful alternatives.”