credit must be given to the obama administration for trying diplomacy. this policy of engagement followed years of diplomacy by the eu and the us under bush. it has been obvious to many that iran had made the strategic decision to develop nuclear weapons. neither diplomacy, nor an outstretched hand, nor sanctions, have had any effect on the regime in teheran. as all fanatical totalitarian regimes, iran follows its own drummer. for quite some time, the only question has been whether a nuclear iran is an acceptable option. given the history of the islamic republic of iran, its history of exporting terror to far away lands, its willingness to wage war by proxy against the united states and its allies, given iran's most recent threat against russia, given the enormous danger of proliferation from a nuclear armed iran, given the ever increasing hegemonistic ambitions of iran, spreading all the way to venezuela and other parts of south america, given the existentila threat to the state of israel, the subjugation of lebanon, the threat to free maritime passage at the center where east meets west, where africa, the near and far east meet, the conclusion is that a strike on iran now "seems inexorable" and necessary.
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from the article: U.S. strike on Iran likelier than ever, former CIA chief says