Yesterday I talked about the declining situations in Iraq and Afghanistan. After we heard continuous vows from administration officials that our military could handle two wars at once, we know see that may not be the case.
President Bush on Wednesday accused Iran of dragging its feet on a Western incentive package aimed at getting Tehran to suspend uranium enrichment activity. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said earlier in the day that his country will respond by mid-August to the proposals presented to Tehran in early June by EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana.
If Iran accepts the offer, it has to suspend its uranium enrichment — a process that can produce material for nuclear generators or bombs.
"We'll come to the table when they verifiably suspend. Period," Bush said at an annual U.S.-European Union summit here.
He said that the mid-August timetable "seems like an awfully long time" to wait for an answer. "It shouldn't take the Iranians that long to analyze what's a reasonable deal," Bush said.
While this may be troubling to numerous people and is certain to get the war drums beating louder, we are also faced with North Korea, who is expected to test fire their missile any day now.