Germany â€” a pivotal player among three European nations to rein in Iran’s nuclear program over the last two-and-a-half years through a mixture of diplomacy and sanctions supported by the United States â€” notified its allies last week that the government of Chancellor Angela Merkel refuses to support the imposition of any further sanctions against Iran that could be imposed by the U.N. Security Council.
The announcement was made at a meeting in Berlin that brought German officials together with Iran desk officers from the five member states of the Security Council. It stunned the room, according to one of several Bush administration and foreign government sources who spoke to FOX News, and left most Bush administration principals concluding that sanctions are dead.
Clue one to Condi Rice and the rest of the Bush administration: U.N. sanctions have always been dead. Simply, Iran does not want to dance.
President Bush has two choices. Either he militarily intervenes and destroys Iran’s military and nuclear program or rolls over and allows Iran to have nuclear weapons.
Time to choose, Mr. President. And, choose wisely.
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