Iran, the Bomb and American Policy

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Defense Secretary Robert Gates has warned that the US does not have long-range plans in case Iran develops the capacity to build a nuclear bomb. Gates denies that it was a "wake-up call."  So, what was he up to? What are the options? Also, President Obama meets with senators on Supreme Court picks, and Americans now say that US-made cars are better than foreign ones. The margin is small, but the turnaround is dramatic. What does it means for Ford, Chrysler and General Motors?

Banner image: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad delivers a speech at the opening session of a two-day nuclear disarmament conference hosted by Tehran on April 17, 2010. Photo: Behrouz Mehri/AFP/Getty Images



Warren Olney