Iran using suspicious material: our shtick!
Per "Charles Vick, a senior technical analyst at GlobalSecurity.org, a Virginia-based think tank on international security issues" on an Iranian missle test:
"What it says is, 'Yeah, Mr. Obama, we will talk with you, but we are not changing our direction,' " he said.
"One way of looking at it is, they are trying to dictate to the world and make everybody kowtow to them."
Can you imagine a country operating like that!
Walter Russell Mead, a fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, said missile launches will make it harder for Obama to get support for diplomatic engagement.
"I think he can certainly hold the course until after the Iranian election, but if we are still seeing provocations this fall and there is not much sign of a positive Iranian response . . . then Obama has to start thinking: What is plan B?" said Mead.
"If Iran is just pinging one provocation after another at Obama, there is a certain point where restraint starts looking like weakness."
Even if it turns out to be another "dumb war," eventually it will succeed "beyond our wildest dreams," it will be an "extraordinary achievement," and of course our troops' "sacrifices are never wasted." What are we waiting for?