Obama: "The Drumbeat Of War"

"This kind of resolution does not send the right signal to the region.... it weakens our capacity to influence Iran."

Now, "there may come a point where those measures have been exhausted where Iran is on the verge of taking nuclear weapons...." but we're not at there.


"I see economic sanctions as part of diplomacy....I think that what we're trying to do here is put pressure on the Bush Administration.... Joe is right... GB can do all of this without anybody.... I invite all of our colleagues to pass something immediately that makes it very clear.....what we're trying to do is push forward on vigorous diplomacy...I believe we should engage in diplomacy right now.... I also thing that when you go to the stage to negotiate with a rouge regime, you need both carrots and sticks."