Holding International Security Hostage to the Election Calendar

Listen to our president.  On May 18, 2009, Obama said about his demand that Iran not develop nuclear weapons: "I don't want to set an artificial deadline.  We should have a fairly good sense by the end of the year as to whether they are moving in the right direction [emphasis supplied]."  As that year wound down, Obama said on October 1, 2009: "Iran must grant unfettered access to IAEA inspectors within two weeks...we're not interested in talking for the sake of talking.  If Iran does not take steps in the near future to live up to its obligations, then the United States will not continue to negotiate indefinitely [emphasis supplied]." Last week, Obama did exactly what he promised not to do in 2009: he agreed to re-enter the infinite bazaar of open-ended negotiations with Tehran.  It has not been a good fortnight for Obama's credibility (unless you read only adoring liberal media).  Obama...(Read Full Article)