A source in the Russian delegation said today that Putin told NATO that "No one can seriously think that Iran would dare attack the United States. Instead of pushing Iran into a corner, it would be far more sensible to think together how to help Iran become more predictable and transparent.
Now wouldn't that be a sensible way to deal with the threat of proliferation by Iran. Talk to them, rather than scaring them into a dash for the bomb. But President Bush would rather flex his muscles.