Friday, June 11, 2010

'Isolated' Iran Seems To Have Lots Of Friends

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In announcing the passage of a U.N. Security Council resolution imposing sanctions on Iran, President Obama stressed not once but twice Iran's increasing "isolation" from the world. This claim is not surprising considering that after 16 months of an "extended hand" policy, in response to which Iran actually accelerated its nuclear program — more centrifuges, more enrichment sites, higher enrichment levels — Iranian "isolation" is about the only achievement to which the administration can even plausibly lay claim.

"Isolation" has failed to deflect Iran's nuclear ambitions, but it does enjoy incessant repetition by the administration....


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