In Casablanca, Captain Louis Renault is “shocked, shocked!” that gambling is going on at Rick’s Place, and confronts Humphrey Bogart’s Rick about it just as he’s handed his gambling winnings.  He tucks it away without missing a beat and continues his faux outrage.

I hereby nominate for the Louis Renault Award of the Year, the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) who, according to Fox News, announced: 

United Nations nuclear inspectors continue to harbor strong suspicions that Iran is actively working on developing a nuclear weapon, according to the latest report by the international body’s nuclear watchdog agency.

The International Atomic Energy Agency’s suspicions focus on the work of Iranian technicians, the report said, ‘including activities related to the development of a nuclear payload for a missile.

I’m shocked, shocked! 

We will be fortunate to avoid Armageddon in the Middle East while Mr. Obama dithers and refuses to admit that Islamism is grinding inexorably toward war—real war.  It doesn’t take much brainpower to imagine what Hamas or other Iranian terrorist clients would do with a nuclear weapon.  I wonder if Mr. Obama would be calling for restraint on the part of Israel with a mushroom cloud rising over Tel Aviv?

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