Obama’s Table of Options Shrinks

Hat tip to NR’s Jim Geraghty at the “Morning Jolt” (subscribe to it at NRO) for this catch:

President Obama, in September 2013 joint press conference with Bibi Netanyahu:

As President of the United States, I’ve said before and I will repeat that we take no options off the table, including military options, in terms of making sure that we do not have nuclear weapons in Iran that would destabilize the region and potentially threaten the United States of America.

President Obama, this week:

I can, I think, demonstrate, not based on any hope but on facts and evidence and analysis, that the best way to prevent Iran from having a nuclear weapon is a verifiable, tough agreement. A military solution will not fix it. Even if the United States participates, it would temporarily slow down an Iranian nuclear program but it will not eliminate it.

Sure sounds like we’re taking it off the table!


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