If a Democrat wins, he or she will use force against Iran. Why? Because Iran will read a Dem victory as a sign of weakness and will get even more reckless and daring.
I'm not advocating a military option. However, it has to be a credible option on the table. (By the way, I'm happy to read that every major Republican candidate is on board about a potential military action!)
I like Pres. Sarkozy but is Iran afraid of France?
Iran knows that Pres. Sarkozy and PM Harper have words. They can play with words until they achieve their nuclear objectives.
Iran also knows that Pres. Bush has B-52, F-16s, aircraft carriers and lots of bunker-buster bombs. They fear that a lot more than another UN resolution!
The Dems are all over each other calling for talks with Iran. The pacifist wing has pushed the Dems to an irrational corner where any military action is bad.
I'm for talks too. However, haven't we been talking directly and indirectly with Iran?
It's time for Dems to get serious about Iran. In the 1990's, Pres. Clinton pushed most of our pressing problems under the rug. We don't have the option anymore.
Power Line has a great summary of the Dems' dilemma:
"It's not easy being a semi-serious person seeking the nomination of a frivolous party."
(A frivolous party has a frivolous debate)
Captain Ed has a great quote:
"The Democrats have become a group of hysterical screamers with nothing positive to add except to throw their hands up at the first sign of difficulty and to declare defeat before all options have been exhausted." (Surrender Democrats Can't Even Abide Sanctions)
It takes two to make peace and negotiate in good faith. So far, I don't believe that Iran is serious about negotiation! Worse than that, I don't think that Democrats are very serious about foreign policy and the challenges the US faces in a very tough world!