"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
"the slovenliness of our language makes it easier for us to have foolish thoughts." - George Orwell

Friday, April 21, 2006

Russia toughens opposition to Iran sanctions

"Russia made clear it would not view such non-compliance on its own as warranting punitive steps against Tehran. It had previously said only that it doubted sanctions would work and now that the U.N. Security Council should only consider such measures if it had proof the Islamic Republic was trying to build nuclear weapons."

Yesterday, I posted regarding Iran scoffing at the threats by the U.S. as just talk. And that 'according to Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Mikhail Kamynin, "every country has the right to decide for itself with whom and in what way it cooperates with other states," adding that only the U.N. Security Council could override this principle.' So take that with Russia's announcement today and the further impossibility of accomplishing anything is magnified yet again.

As Iran has covered up parts of its nuclear program in the past, why should we feel confident in anything they say?

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