March 4, 2012

Decoding Obama's Message on Iran

David Ignatius, Washington Post

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The crucial line in the interview was this: "We are going to continue to apply pressure until Iran changes course." That implies a steady process of escalating economic sanctions, increased sabotage and other covert action, additional pressure on allies and neighbors and if all that doesn't work, then, yes, a U.S. military strike on Iranian nuclear facilities that would inflict far more damage than the Israelis could.

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