The Corner


China and Russia have said no to robust sanctions on Iran.  Five months after Condoleezza Rice offered Iran a choice between compliance and reward on one-hand, and non-compliance and sanction on the other hand, the policy has fizzled.  Is the Bush administration going to sacrifice US national security upon the altar of multilateralism?  Is Bush rhetoric about denying Iran nuclear capability empty?  And, when Baker and Hamilton offer their recommendations, will Bush accept their counsel to entrust U.S. national security to Tehran?

Michael Rubin is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, senior lecturer at the Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Civil-Military Relations, and a senior editor of the Middle East Quarterly.