|Drawing: Nicholas Blechman in the NYT|
But the issue is rather more complex than that. As Bill Keller argues in his thoughtful "Nuclear Mullas", there may be a third option: "none of the above".
And on the same day, James Carroll -- who in other articles I've found to be rather an Islamapologist -- makes an interesting point in "Obama's wily strategy on Iran": that Obama's strategy on Iran may be a kind of tactical ambiguity, to buy time and possible peace. One can certainly argue this point, but it's not without its attraction.