The following editorial appeared in the Chicago Tribune on Sunday, Nov. 14:
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More than a year ago, Iran and a group of European countries announced a pact to suspend Iran's nuclear efforts in exchange for an array of incentives. This was a triumph of hope over experience. Iran broke the agreement within months, contending that the Europeans didn't deliver on their end.
Most likely, Iran never intended to stop its quest to build its nuclear capabilities, including, possibly, a nuclear weapon. Given that Iran had hidden its nuclear ambitions for nearly two decades, it's not surprising that it would be loath to relinquish all that work and investment quickly or easily. There's strong evidence that Iran _ one of the leading state sponsors …