Posted by: mulrickillion | December 12, 2011

Tighter Sanctions On Iran: An Alternative to War — or a Road to War?

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A security guard patrols Marun petrochemical plant on September 28, 2011 in Mahshahr, southern Iran. Kaveh Kazemi / Getty Images.

By Tony Karon, Time.com – Global Spin, Dec, 11, 2011 —

Pity President Barack Obama trying to stay off the slippery slope to war with Iran in an election year, while his challengers perform crowd-pleasing, spoken-word versions of Senator John McCain’s ”Bomb Iran” adaptation of the Beach Boys. As they demonstrated last Wednesday in a forum hosted by the Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC), GOP presidential hopefuls are free to rattle imaginary sabers at Iran (“If I were president…”) without risk or consequence, while branding Obama as feckless in the face of the grave and gathering danger of Tehran’s nuclear program.  (The somewhat less alarmist consensus of U.S. intelligence remains that Iran has not made, let alone implemented, a decision to build nuclear weapons, despite steadily accumulating the means to do so.). . . .

Tighter Sanctions On Iran: An Alternative to War — or a Road to War? | Global Spin | TIME.com

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