In dealing with those nations that break rules and laws, I believe that we must develop alternatives to violence that are tough enough to actually change behavior — for if we want a lasting peace, then the words of the international community must mean something. Those regimes that break the rules must be held accountable. Sanctions must exact a real price. Intransigence must be met with increased pressure — and such pressure exists only when the world stands together as one.
BARACK OBAMA, Nobel Lecture, Dec. 10, 2009
“Or – better idea – we just let Iran do whatever it wants. It’s SO much easier.”