Sunday, July 13, 2008

"...At the urging of the Bush, Israel has pulled back from threatening to bomb Iran & has joined the US-led coercive diplomacy.."

Jim Hoagland in the WaPo, here
"...Bush said in Europe last month that he intends to "leave behind a multilateral framework to work this issue" of Iran's nuclear program. ..
In its past six months, the Bush administration has stopped playing into Ahmadinejad's political need for conflict and tension. ..
The most significant indication of that change comes from strong U.S. public and private pressure on Israel to forgo military strikes while Washington seeks new U.N. economic and travel sanctions against Tehran..."

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