Abdication of Duty

Mark Steyn w/ "a perfect snapshot of the west at twilight":
If you're minded to flip a pancake at speeds of more than four miles per hour, the state will step in and act decisively: It's for your own good. If you're a tourist from Moose Jaw, Washington will take pre-emptive action to shield you from the potential dangers of your patio in Arizona.
On the other hand, when it comes to "keeping you safe" from real threats, such as a millenarian theocracy that claims universal jurisdiction, America and its allies do nothing.
I'd like to hear Steyn's plan for what to do about Iran. We're not going to take out their facilities and what sanctions are there left to impose? Even if there were such, who besides Britain and ourselves would abide by them? Sanctions against rogue states in our current international moral culture are, as far as I can tell, like Prohibition --just an entrepreneurial opportunity for UN employees, the Russians, the Chinese and the French (although not so much under Sarkozy).

RTWT for summary of what a nuclear Iran means (it's not about the destruction of Israel so much as the cost of Russian "protection" against Iranian bombs).

Update: Russia objected (and we capitulated) to our selling missile defense to Poland, but it is selling missile defense to Iran