Where U.S.'s Iran fixation is out of place
George Perkovich and Revati Prasad, The International Herald and Tribune:
They argue that UN sanctions against Iran will not produce the result the Bush Administration is looking for.
The Bush administration objects because it believes that economic pain can compel Iran to abandon its efforts to acquire nuclear weapons and will, ultimately, drive the cleric-led government from power. But 26 years of sanctions and pressure have achieved neither objective; indeed, they may have convinced many Iranians that only nuclear technology can protect their country against American hostility. ..