Stop trying to "frame" Iran (and quit with the timetables)
We never learn.
Three years ago we got suckered into a debate about whether or not Saddam Hussein had these generic things called Weapons of Mass Destruction. It was a dumb and losing debate because most people (including yours truly and many who opposed the war) believed there was a good likelihood that Saddam had squirreled away some artillery shells with chemical warheads or some bugs in a deep hole somewhere.
Allowing the debate to hinge on the question of WMD was a distraction from the only real issue: did a well-contained tin-pot dictator with a third-rate army pose a threat to us. That should have been the issue, regardless of whether he had some mustard gas or vials of anthrax buried in a shelter somewhere.
Now we come to Iran three years later. Same ideologues pushing for a fight, same bootlicking media hacks sucking up all their propaganda and regurgitating it with breathless worry.
Another Next HitlerÃ¢â€žÂ¢ is gonna need some killin' and soon. You know the drill.
And here comes the left, God bless 'em, telling us how to frame the issue.