Saturday, August 26, 2006

Bush assembling a "coalition of the willing" for Iran

"When you start doing things that would be better with the Security Council's endorsement, does it show weakness or strength?" said George Perkovich, the director of the nonproliferation program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. "Iran could argue that 'the U.S. couldn't even get the Security Council backing, and so we are winning.'"

"There is a general reluctance to follow the U.S. lead," he said. "Our negotiating power is diminished, which is regrettable."

1 comment:

Madison Guy said...

So Bolton, Bush and the Gang are preparing to act alone on Iran sanctions? Sounds familiar -- but what then? Unlike Iraq, Iran has plenty of ways to respond. Bring on the $10.00 gas...