Whereas the implications of a war with Iran for the national security of the US would be much worse than those of the Iraq war, little has been said about the implications for our economic security here at home.
Condi needs to either convince the president what a catastrophe attacking Iran would be. Or, failing that, break with the administration and do the noble thing by resigning while it still might make a difference.
What those promoting military attacks on Iran don't want Americans to know is that there's an offer on the table that could resolve the dispute over Iran's nuclear program and allow both sides to claim victory.
"The process is broken," one of Seymour Hersh's informants told him, "and this is dangerous stuff we're authorizing." Yet the Democrats may think that what they don't know can't hurt them at the polls.
The US will do everything in its power to prevent an attack by Iran or to respond militarily should an attack take place. In dealing with the likes of Ahmadinejad, there is nothing wrong with being vocal about that fact.
Iran appears to have shifted to a public diplomacy strategy; instead of simply making proposals to US officials which they expect will be ignored, they are attempting to speak directly to the US public.