I've been doing something I haven't done on a regular basis in a very long time; watching the news. There are many degrading things happening in our country, especially in California, that make me think this country is losing it's spine, at least publicly. Our presidential candidates this fall are limited to Evil and lesser Evil. But this is beside the point. The latest thorn in my side is the way the UN and America are handling Iran.
Iran has violated mandates over and over in uranium enrichment and nuclear research; this is supposed to be one of those smack down things= they develop anything nuclear, they get a smack down. However, no one has so much as given them a hand slap. Iran has now in it's possession a ballistic missile capable of hitting the U.K. not to mention Israel; the fear has never been so much focused on the payload as the delivery system. With the delivery system in place it is not that difficult for a nation of terrorists to get their hands on a payload.
I can only hope the Israelies will do what we have failed to do so far, lay the smack down on Iran like they have in the past. America has become so preoccupied with appearances that we have succumbed to sitting back and doing nothing. Putting out fires in Iraq means nothing if we don't remove the gas can sitting next to the flame. I fear that the only thing America has going for itself right now is supplying Israel with cool shiny "stuff" and living vicariously through them.
I can only hope that we are only doing this badly on the public front and are really poised for a strike behind the scenes. Though, with the upcoming elections I fear the only future preventative/proactive actions we will see, are strongly written reproaches and a firm backing of France.