[British Defense Secretary John ] Reid said Iran appeared to be trying to confront the international community, which is considering how to respond.
"I don't think anybody is speaking about military involvement at any level about the questions we are facing just now," he said in an interview with the British Broadcasting Corp.'s Sunday AM program.
After the British seemed to be girding themselves for some type of action, this seems perplexing.
And though I thought I saw a number of events that seemed to point to a fall intervention in Iran, we're at the end of October and still nothing.
Still, I expected some type of revolt that we would support with military power and not a straight up invasion. So maybe British protests that military action is not the answer "just now" doesn't really include an internal revolt that we support once the revolt begins.
I can't bear to consider the possibility that we've decided to live with the nutjobs in Tehran and hope for the best.