1. Iran is “on the threshold of nuclear capability,” and “has mastered the critical steps needed to build a nuclear weapon,” getting there with help from Russians, Pakistanis, and North Koreans, the IAEA will report this week. This, despite the fact that U.S. officials have repeatedly insisted that Iran’s program has been harmed and delayed by sanctions.
3. Iran believes the United States is a paper tiger. And why wouldn’t it? After threatening to sanction the Iranian central bank in the wake of the plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador in Washington, the Obama White House has decided, nah, it won’t bother.
5. The Iranian regime didn’t just really hate George W. Bush. They didn’t really want to negotiate. They really just wanted a nuclear weapon. And they’ll get it, sooner rather than later.