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More Theater Over Iran’s Nukes

 More Theater Over Iran\'s Nukes

George W. Bush and the Iranians are locked in a diplomatic game of “Who’s crazier?” With six months left in office, no political capital at home or abroad, and a uniformed military ready to rebel at the first talk of a new war, the Bush administration is left with simply the threat of military strikes, kept eternally “on the table” in hopes of bluffing Tehran into a compromise on its nuclear program.
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Saber Rattling from Iran and Russia

Saber Rattling from Iran and Russia

The missile-bound game of nuclear tic-tac-toe continued across the Middle East and Europe Wednesday as Russia made a provocative response to an expansion of the U.S. missile shield in Europe, and Iran followed with a provocation of its own. After the U.S. and Czech Republic signed an agreement calling for the basing of a U.S. radar south of Prague, Moscow responded with a threat of unspecified “military” action if the system is ever deployed.
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