You Know It's Bad When...
...Russia and China get scared.
Today, the U.S. scored a major foreign policy victory when the IAEA voted to refer Iran to the U.N. Security Council. What that means is that Russia and China saw Iran and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for the thug he really is, and Iran's nuclear program for the frightening threat to world peace that they really intended it to be.
And in the face of the threat, the Iranians threatened to do the very thing thing that they were going to do anyway: jack up uranium enrichment and obstruct U.N. monitoring.
But the switch of the Russians and Chinese is not to be ignored. This is big. And perhaps Ahmadinejad just realized that there is a cost to being an international bully and downright creep. Because the guys with the big guns just turned on him.