President Obama's statements were not as clear as Israeli PM Netanyahu's statements yesterday with regard to Iran's intentions, but it was something. After months of placating Ahmadinajad in a series of soft, muted statements, Obama took the occasion of the G-20 meetings to make a strong statement about a new secret Iranian nuclear processing plant.
I think President Obama is serious, but it's likely the Iranians don't. AFter all, they were receiving quite a different message for too long. Bibi's statements yesterday at the U.N may have lit a fire under some highly positioned U.S. butts, and it is hoped that the hemmorhoids Netanyahu created in his powerful and lucid speech will continue to keep the American conscience awake.