Monday, March 05, 2012

"all options"

the president:
"My policy here is not going to be one of containment," Mr. Obama said before the meeting on Monday, "My policy is prevention of Iran obtaining nuclear weapons." He added, "When I say all options are on the table, I mean it."
if he means it, then why isn't containment an option?

i'm not necessarily advocating containment here, i'm just trying to point out that "all options" doesn't ever mean what it sounds like it should mean. what it seems to mean is: we haven't ruled out killing people and blowing stuff up.