WASHINGTON â€” Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates  has warned in a secret three-page memorandum to top White House officials that the United States does not have an effective long-range policy for dealing with Iran ‘s steady progress toward nuclear capability, according to government officials familiar with the document.
So says the New York Times . Well, heck, I could have told you that much.
Several officials said the highly classified analysis, written in January to President Obama’s national security adviser, Gen. James L. Jones, came in the midst of an intensifying effort inside the Pentagon, the White House and the intelligence agencies to develop new options for Mr. Obama. They include a set of military alternatives, still under development, to be considered should diplomacy and sanctions fail to force Iran to change course.
What we have here is a situation where even if these agencies and individuals came up with alternatives for Mr. Obama, the likelihood is he would never accept them. Mr. Obama and his foreign policy, have placed us in this situation to begin with, and there’s no way that his subordinates are going to be able to work his way out of it, particularly given the lack of cooperation to that end from the current White House occupant. Obama is still firmly convinced that diplomacy is the only way out of the situation, and continues to ignore the indications that every attempt he has made at his brand of diplomacy has miserably failed to the ultimate goal. As an example, ‘nuclear summit’ which meant nothing in the real world.
Being in Iraq and Afghanistan put us in this situation of having a chokehold on Iran. Obama, peaceful guy that he is, decides to back off of that situation which results in Iran in getting the bomb. Someone explain to me how this is a peaceful act in reality?
Barring some kind of real-world preventative medicine administered by Israel Iran will hit a nuclear capability. If Israel does take action, I will guarantee you that instead of standing beside our long-term friend, this White House will publicly disown them.