"The best the civilized world can do is to ignore as best it can the mess called Islam and hope one day it will shatter itself to pieces. The best Islam can do for its own and for the rest of humanity would be to disappear from the face of the earth."
Unfortunately, I dunno how the civilized world can ignore (as best it can) the mess called Islam. I fear that, sooner or later, the West will need to offensively engage to force Islam to shatter itself to pieces and disappear from the face of the earth. Afghanistan and Iraq could have been the first two salvos in this Clash of Civilizations between the West and Islam, with Iran being potentially the next step. Unfortunately, with the current administration in power, we're gonna be in full retreat for a while.
Of course, overthrow of the Iranian Islamic "Republic" would torpedo Obama's plans to hold talks with the mullahs (i.e. lick their ballocks) over their nuclear program, thereby eliminating an opportunity to fake a diplomatic victory.
Meanwhile, on the OTHER side of the world:
While, at the same time that he is ignoring the option of providing ANY support to the Iranian dissidents, "The Obama administration said Wednesday it has suspended joint military operations with Honduras to protest a coup that forced President Manuel Zelaya into exile. The U.S. withheld stronger action in hopes of negotiating a peaceful return of the country’s elected leader."
Suspicious minds are speculating that some in the current administration may be afeared of a country's military asserting its obligation to "...support and defend the Constitution ... against all enemies, foreign and domestic..." like we are seeing in Honduras today.
Gawd! Unlike MichelleO, this is only the first time that I have ever been ashamed to be an American.