"Events are fast pushing Israel toward a pre-emptive military strike on Iran's nuclear facilities, probably by next spring. That strike could well fail. ... So why is the Obama administration doing everything it can to speed the war process along? ... All this only helps persuade Israel's skittish leadership that when President Obama calls a nuclear-armed Iran 'unacceptable,' he means it approximately in the same way a parent does when fecklessly repremanding his misbehaving teenager. ... It is certainly in America's supreme interest that Iran not acquire a genuine nuclear capability, whether of the actual or break-out variety", my emphasis, Bret Stephens at the WSJ, 15 September 2009, link: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203917304574410672271269390.html.
Like the UN, Obama's policy with respect to Iran is a joke. Either we destroy Iran's nuclear facilities or Iran will have atomic weapons. It's that simple. Instead of destroying them, we dance in Iraq and Afghanistan. Go figure.