Gates: No plan for a nuclear Iran

It's not like we haven't had ten years to come up with something. There are suggestions galore, but the fact that this administration hasn't come up with a strategic response to the prospect of an Iranian bomb shouldn't surprise anyone who knows anything about this White House.We have never seen such a political White House. Policy making has been subcontracted to Congress while most of the resources in the Obama administration seemed geared toward "the permanent campaign" in order to sell policy to the American people. Politics infuses everything so it is no surprise that something as important as developing a plan to deal with a nuclear Iran would be placed on the back burner, even though the Mullahs may be months away from having the capability to construct a nuclear device.David Sanger and Thomas Shanker at the New York Times have the story:Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates has warned in a secret three-page memorandum to top White House officials that the United States...(Read Full Post)