Traveling the Path to Persia

Obama simply won’t be satisfied until we’re at war with Iran:

President Obama’s executive order is designed to make it harder for Iran to evade existing sanctions.

Mr Obama said the US remained committed to reaching a diplomatic solution on Iran, but the onus was on Tehran to meet its international obligations.

We’re so committed to reaching a diplomatic solution on Iran (not with Iran mind you) that we’re punishing the people living there [PDF]. But we have good cause, right:

The sanctions come amid ongoing concern over Iran’s nuclear programme, which Tehran denies is to develop weapons.

Who is concerned? It’s obviously not United States intelligence agencies:

Reporting from Washington — As U.S. and Israeli officials talk publicly about the prospect of a military strike against Iran’s nuclear program, one fact is often overlooked: U.S. intelligence agencies don’t believe Iran is actively trying to build an atomic bomb.

A highly classified U.S. intelligence assessment circulated to policymakers early last year largely affirms that view, originally made in 2007. Both reports, known as national intelligence estimates, conclude that Tehran halted efforts to develop and build a nuclear warhead in 2003.

Obama, and the rest of the decision makers in the United States government, won’t be happy until our soliders and Iranian people are dying in an unnecessary conflict.