When I wrote The Machiavelli Letter I thought that the West would put a stop to Iran's nuclear ambitions. My hope was that the book would be published before the U.S., Israel, or both eliminated Iran's capacity to build a nuke.
Now, it seems, that feckless Western leaders and the impotent UN's brinksmanship could lead to Iranian nukes becoming a reality. If you want to know just how scary this scenario is becoming, all you have to do is read The Machiavelli Letter.
Well, sadly, it does appear that our world is beginning to unravel a bit more with the recent events in North Africa. I anticipated this sort of thing when I wrote The Machiavelli Letter. I wish someone who understands Machiavelli's concept that "It is better to be feared than to be loved," was in the driver's seat.

When the enemy perceives weakness, he becomes emboldened. Imagine, we're sending in the Marines to beef up security and they have been told they can't load up with live ammunition!

Jack McNair would go nuts!
I'm going to Ithaca, NY to attend my fraternity's 125th anniversary celebration. I can't wait to visit all the places I wrote about in The Machiavelli Letter.

If you are also attending, please look me up when we're there in October.