"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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Friday, August 25, 2006

Friday Sermon from Iran

"Substitute Friday prayers leader of Tehran Hojjatoleslam Ahmad Khatami on Friday warned the UN Security Council against any hasty decision on Iran's peaceful nuclear program."
For those of us that are not familiar with english:

Main Entry: hasty
Pronunciation: 'hA-stE
Function: adjective
Inflected Form(s): hast·i·er; -est
1 a archaic : rapid in action or movement : SPEEDY b : done or made in a hurry c : fast and typically superficial hasty examination of the wound>

Since according to President Ahmadinejad, "the message of the Iranian nation's Islamic Revolution is peace and security for the entire mankind, based on monotheism, justice, and nobility of human beings;" the use of "hasty" should not be assumed to be some manipulation of reality. As the issue of nuclear research and development in Iran did not just appear out of nowhere and has been going on for years, how on earth does a warning to not be hasty develope?

Afterall, "the cleric said Iran is ready for logical, fair and unconditional dialogue on its peaceful nuclear program."

Referring to martyrdom or injury of a number of pilgrims in Iraq over recent days, Khatami said the crimes serve wishes of the US statesmen to portray the popular Iraqi government as incompetent.

"Such crimes couldn't take place without greenlight of the Iraq occupiers."
The cleric also praised unity and solidarity among the Lebanese people and Hizbollah in their 33 days of war with Israel, saying the victory proved that the sophisticated weapons and force are ineffective in the face of divine faith.

The above is only so much rhetoric and this whole "hasty" thing likely boils down to a difference of time. Considering Iran is roughly four months into their year 1385, any action or demand from the likes of those in the year 2006 must appear rushed and daunting.

Perhaps we should rethink our attitudes, afterall, Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Secretary Ali Larijani delivered Iran's response to the permanent five on the 22nd of August; which according to Foreign Ministry spokesman, Hamid-Reza Asefi:

"Tehran's response is very comprehensive and includes the Islamic Republic of Iran's attitudes towards the continuation of negotiations. (It is the) outcome of great efforts and careful study by different expert committees and also shows Iran's good will in resolving its nuclear issue."

Which Foreign Ministry spokesman, Hamid-Reza Asef considers on the mark:
"Iran's timely response indicates that the country is committed to international promises and is seeking peaceful transparent activities."
Considering Mike Wallace's recent interview with Ahmadinejad; perhaps we could take a page from Mike and learn that Mahmoud and the rest may not be such bad guys afterall.

Some previous Iranian posts here, here and here.
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