Here are the five must-read links for your morning:
1- “Iran war draws close with little informed debate” by the USA Today editorial board, in which the board argues that it is remarkable that a war with Iran is “drawing so close with so little public discussion of the consequences.” Regarding Obama’s meeting with Netanyahu today, the board writes that given the stakes, Obama is “right not to limit his options [in Iran] by drawing the hard lines Netanyahu is expected to seek.”
2- “‘We must act soon’ on Iran” by Mike Huckabee. In an op-ed for USA Today, Huckabee argues that “the Obama administration has projected an aura of weakness and nonchalance” about Iran’s nuclear threat. At today’s meeting with Netanyahu, Huckabee writes that “Obama should boldly state that the U.S. will take military action on its own if necessary to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.”
3- “Putin poised to retake Russian presidency” by CNN’s Phil Black. This article details the results of Russia’s election yesterday, as well as the accusations against Putin’s supporters of packing the polls with additional voters and committing “massive fraud.”
4- “Romney Could Win Majority of Super Tuesday Delegates” by the New York Times’ Nate Silver. Posted on Silver’s political blog “FiveThirtyEight,” this article breaks down the current polling in each Super Tuesday state and argues that Romney could secure the delegate majority tomorrow even if he wins as few as four or five states.
5- “Family dies, helpful neighbor survives after tornado ravages homes” by CNN’s Susan Candiotti. The article discusses the passing of 14-month-old Angel Babcock yesterday, whose family was killed in the fierce tornado that hit Indiana this weekend.
Watch “Starting Point with Soledad O’Brien” for more on these top stories this morning at 7am Eastern.