Was I the only one who tentatively let out a short-lived sigh when Rice said ‘Iran is not on the agenda’ on February 5th, 2005.
We have many diplomatic tools still at our disposal and we intend to pursue them fully. The question is simply not on the agenda at this point.
And then today Rice says Iran needs to put out or get out.
[The] Iranians need to hear that if they are unwilling to take the deal, really, that the Europeans are giving […] then the Security Council looms.
She then goes on to say that if they do not then “the next steps are in the offing.”
And I think everybody understands what the ‘next steps’ mean
What could that mean? It could mean that Bush & Co. are gearing us up for another war against somebody who isn’t an outward threat to us … again. I can’t be the only one just a little scared that we’re heading for another war. Remember Bush saying they won’t be re-instating the draf? You can forget about that if we attack Iran “pre-emptively”.