'US committed to preventing Iran nuclear capability'

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    'US policy is to prevent Iran nuc... JPost - Diplomacy & Politics

    When Netanyahu comes to Washington next week, it is reported that Obama will press him to not attack Iran's nuclear weapons program yet, and Netanyahu will press Obama to declare at what point the US will be willing to use military force, the Israelis doubting that Obama's declaration that all options are on the table means that the US actually has a red line that will precipitate the use of force.
     
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    Well, show me the money.
    Git 'er done.
     
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    The closest I can come to believeing this horseshit is that the regime is committed to feeding the public HS that the US is committed to to a policy that prevents Iran from getting nuclear capability.
     
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    Other administration officials are going much further than Clinton.

    Throughout the ME the Obama administration is increasingly seen as weak and irresolute, so no one is taking Obama's vague statements that "all options are on the table" seriously. Obama tells the Israelis to just follow his lead, but no one knows where he intends to go. Is he planning to accept a nuclear armed Iran if sanctions don't work? Is he willing to allow Iran to acquire everything necessary to build a bomb as long as they don't try to build it now? Or is he determined to prevent Iran from acquiring these technologies? And if sanctions fail to stop Iran's nuclear weapons program, exactly what would trigger a US use of force or a US green light for an Israeli attack? The Obama administration is trying to answer these question in order to regain some of the credibility the US has lost in the ME since Obama took office.
     
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    There's some rather thin administrative red lines at the moment imo, but that's the difference between the talk and the walk. It's a Hard Red line vs An Administrative Softening of a Hard Red Line.

    Time will tell which previous Hard Red Lines turn Green at the time of needful action.

    The Thin Red Line
     

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