Well, here we go again. Another week, another refusal by Iran to end nuclear enrichment, another bit of diplomatic strength lost by the US, another failed attempt to “just talk.” Are we done yet? Have we assauged and massaged our guilt enough to the point where we can finally say that Iran has eaten our carrot and shoved the stick right up into our nether regions? We have now reached the point of full-on Elmer Fudd, unsteadily dragging along our guns while a mustachioed Bugs Bunny is, predictably, using tired old tricks to compilcate our path. We have yet to resolve the first-and-foremost question: When is Iran going to stop killing our soldiers in Iraq? This has been seemingly glossed over in pursuit of a warm-fuzzy feeling in regards to their also-frightening nuclear ambitions. Like all stray pets, the State Department needs to be kept on a leash. They’ve already buried the North Korean hatchet without time for us Americans and other sensible-minded folks around the world to independently vet it, and our drooling little puppy has already gone on to obey the commands of another regime commanded by an evil midget. Speaking of regimes, where is the UN in all this? Shouldn’t they be doing the diplomatic dirty work while we handle our affairs with due diligence and swiftness? Or are they too busy bending entire African villages over in exchange for a few wampum? What if we took this same route with Iraq, like our thieving little European friends and sycophants in the US begged us to?Well, five years later, we would have an even louder ruckus coming from the peanut gallery as to why we “avoided” the plight of the poor Iraqis, how we “allowed” corruption to run rampant, and, why we, like good little battered wives, should support the 457th UN resolution on Iraq because it can succeed where 456 previously failed. Thankfully, that didn’t happen, and a country formerly under perpetual oppression has made a historically-massive turnaround in a few years in no small part due to the heroism of our soldiers, of coalition forces, of Iraqi soldiers, civilians, and government, and strong American leadership, something we need now more than ever.