We all know the two certainties: 1. Death 2. Taxes.
But the list needs expanding: 1. Death 2. Taxes 3. Iran will get away with it.
The Administration is mumbling that "all options are on the table," but I doubt there's a single person out there dull enough to believe it.
Even Code Pink isn't denying that a foreign government's plotting murder on American soil is an act of war. At the minimum it's a crime. Generally it's regarded as good practice to put people who plan violent crimes in the slammer. Anyone think that's going to happen here? Anyone think that the Administration will even ask the Iranians to hand over the plotters? Much less force them to?
Righto. We all know what the "consequences" of this episode are going to be. Harken unto the words of Secretary Clinton:
We are actively engaged in a very concerted diplomatic outreach to many capitals, to the U.N. in New York, to not only to explain what happened so we can try to pre-empt any efforts by Iran to be successful in what would be their denial and their efforts to try to deflect responsibility but so that we also enlist more countries in working together against what is becoming a clearer and clearer threat."
Now that will really shake up the mullahs.
Astute reader federalist has noted that it's hard to figure out good options for dealing with Iran. Just so. Maybe this is why we pay our Commander-in-Chief $400,000 a year.