The good news is that world leaders are gathering again in Washington to announce new measures to stop terrorists from getting nuclear weapons. The bad news is that for all their success, these summits are not moving fast enough.
The Iran issue is central to the right-wing mantra on Obama's foreign policy as consistently showing "weakness." But a diplomatic solution is a must -- and it would be fitting for Obama to cash in his chips after Tuesday and secure a nuclear deal.
The never-ending persistence of the nuclear warriors who inhabit the Pentagon and nuclear weapons labs have prevailed yet again to influence this idealistic young president on whom many of us had placed our hopes.