Riiiiiiiiight. Someone insults them and suddenly they decide to pursue nukes ? I'm sure that before that speech they did not have a single project to develop nukes. 1. The past decade has been about trying to "win hearts and minds" with our enemies in general. 2 & 3. Yes, of course. Every one of the world's ills is due do Israel defending itself. It's well known that that evil country will just not keel over and accept a non-stop rain of rockets without whining about it. 4. Iran wants to destroy the West. It wants to spread the islamic revolution. Normalizing relations with Iran is not going to happen until we all turn *completely* suicidal. I can't decide if your naïveté is endearing or misguided. The USA and Israel are not evil incarnate.