Michael Rubin, American Enterprise Institute | August 14, 2008
Now that the Bush administration has reneged on its hard line against negotiations, Iran does not take US ultimatums seriously. ++ Where progressives see flexibility, Iranian officials see weakness.++ As long as there are no sanctions, Iran could import all the technology they need throughout negotiations. ++ Diplomacy with an insincere opponent does more harm than good. ++ With its diplomatic card wasted, the next US President will have a hard choice: Allow Iran to go nuclear or turn to far more dangerous measures.