President Obama in South Korea yesterday: “Iran has taken weeks now and has not shown its willingness to say yes to this proposal . . . and so as a consequence we have begun discussions with our international partners about the importance of having consequences.”
So there we have it: Iran now is threatened with a lecture by the international community about the importance of the consequences that it might face. And pretty soon Mr. Obama and “our international partners” will consider the possibility of weighing the option of exploring the alternative of choosing among packages of consequences. I’m sleeping better already.
– Benjamin Zycher is a senior fellow at the Pacific Research Institute.