And here the OP is saying that violence is what will make a difference but that's what he says every day. Economic warfare against a sovereign nation that has every bit as much right to a nuclear program as the US does (unlike nuclear rogues Israel, India, Pakistan, and North Korea) makes us not only aggressors but hypocrites who can't honor the treaties we sign.
It isn't just about turning the lights on for 80 million people, which is incredibly important in and of itself, though someone whose light switch always works might not realize that. It's about principle, and owning up to one's commitments in a reliable consistent manner, or else the treaties we sign are worthless and the world won't trust what we say beyond what we force them to put up with. If the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty isn't good enough for Israel who ignored it or isn't bad enough for Iran who signed it, then get together in a massive global conference and change the treaty. Otherwise we're eviscerating our own agreement on both ends of this manufactured conflict.
Edited by Yamato, 04 October 2012 - 03:30 AM.