Did I read that right? Panetta has just signalled that the USA can live with an Iran that has the ability to build nukes so long as it refrains from actually assembling one? If that is so (and that's how the Iranians will take this "message") then what, exactly, is all the fuss about?
We want Iran cooperation, not meddling, Gulf Arabs tell Kerry (Reuters)
from the article: U.S. Defense Secretary: Iran could get nuclear bomb within a year