"How did it come to pass that an opposition's measure of a president's foreign policy was all or nothing, success or "failure"? The answer is that the political absolutism now normal in Washington arrived at the moment--Nov. 7, 2000--that our politics subordinated even a war against terror to seizing the office of the presidency." - Daniel Henninger - WSJ 11/18/05
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Monday, April 17, 2006

Iran says will not be bullied on nuclear plans

Whoa, "Iran said on Monday it would not be bullied or threatened by the United States into stopping its uranium enrichment work but would cooperate with the U.N. nuclear watchdog as an April 30 deadline loomed."

Imagine that, Iran claims that it is being bullied, however an argument can be made for the fact that they are bullies themselves.

Imagine that, Iran intends to "cooperate" with the IAEA. Iran's idea of cooperation has brought the world and them to this point.

"The U.N. Security Council has told Iran to halt all sensitive atomic activities and on March 29 asked its watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), to report on Iranian compliance in 30 days." Watchdog/guarddog, a dachshund would make a better watchdog than the IAEA, don't you think?

Also, the five veto-wielding permanent council members of the U.N. Security Council said, "the Security Council was unlikely to take action before receiving the IAEA report at the end of April."

Of interest is that "Iran's Gulf neighbors have repeatedly expressed concern at its nuclear programme, saying they would be the first affected if anything went wrong -- whether a leak in a reactor or a U.S. military strike on nuclear facilities." Odd that they do not express concern regarding a nuclear armed Iran; something about as popular as a nuclear armed Saddam Hussein.


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