s Israeli firepower rained down
on Lebanon last week, pundits here in the West
wasted no time pinning the blame on — Iran.
"Iran and its radical allies are
pushing toward war," wrote Washington Post
columnist David Ignatius.
Washington defence commentator
Edward Luttwak weighed in: "Iran's leaders have
apparently decided to reject the Western offer to
peacefully settle the dispute over its weapons-grade
In fact, Iran's leaders haven't
rejected the "Western offer;" they've said publicly
they will respond to it by Aug. 22. This isn't fast
enough however to satisfy Washington, which
considers the "offer" more of an ultimatum. Read