Oh but it is. This means the Iranians cut a deal on Iraq. It's good news! We'd never allow them to continue a weapons program, but giving them some rhetorical slack means there's been a deal cut. Sunnis in Iraq just shit their pants, if they haven't been doing that already after Shiites and Kurds agreed on a constitution that wasn't to their liking. Watch for more concessions from the Sunni's, and for the Jihadists to start hitting Sunni leadership, as they get more desperate.
Good point. I am still too rowed up over Katrina - I was too angry to consider that!
I hope you're right, but I haven't seen any sign of this so far. Time to watch and listen very carefully.
Realistically, short of nuclear war there is very little the US can do to prevent Iran from doing what it wants. I'm not sure the majority of Americans want to see nuclear strikes in Iran.
The other point here, is the nose-rubbing the Eruos got on this issue. Iran was their assignment. They plied their best diplomacy, their best cajoleing, their best and most fearsome threats (puke). The got Diddle E. Squat. The got laughed out of Tehran. They couldn't get one significant concession.