Sanctioning Iran

As you see, the Chapter VII UN Sanctioning process can be made to work just fine as long as the United States continues drawing its evidence of Iranian misbehavior from credible international sources. That our diplomats have been working diligently to get foreigners to ratchet-up the pressure is all to the good. It's crucial that we not do anything crazy -- bombing, say -- that would puncture this international consensus. And, of course, you've got to be able to take "yes" for an answer if the Iranians decide they'd rather rejoin the world than build a nuclear bomb.