Apparently, an air strike is "off the table." The Washington Post reports that Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta believes "You've got to be careful of unintended consequences here. And those consequences could involve not only not really deterring Iran from what they want to do, but more importantly, it could have a serious impact in the region and it could have a serious impact on U.S. forces in the region." Panetta went on to make it clear that the military option is not being seriously contemplated at the Pentagon.
What is it about these guys that they feel it necessary to tell the enemy what we will or won't do? They informed the Afghanistan Taliban we were going to leave and even gave them a date certain. Now here's the Secretary of Defense telling Iran they can relax, no worries, all we're going to do is try and slap more sanctions on your country.
I'm sure the Iranians are quaking in their slippers over our threats to take them to the UN again.