Strip out the gossip and the diplomats-as-spies and the please-attack-Iran parts, and what you get from Wikileaks's latest is the very scary news that the Iran probably has the weaponry it needs to attack European cities. Iran went shopping all over the globe, our Danger Room pal Noah Shachtman reports.
And what's to stop them? "International arms control and non-proliferation agreements are one way the U.S. and its allies keep countries like Iran from acquiring advanced weapons technologies," he writes.
The latest agreement, the New START treaty with Russia, remains on the ropes in the Senate. The Washington Post reports that the Obama administration is trying to steer around the obstruction of Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Arizona), perhaps with help from undecided moderates like Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine). "It would be wonderful if President [George H.W.] Bush would come out for the treaty. That would be so powerful and definitely help," Sen. Collins told the paper, in what Talking Points Memo calls a new benchmark for bipartisanship. And if anyone gets a message from arms-control champion President Reagan in the great beyond, that might help, too.