"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, December 15, 2006

Friday Sermon From Iran

Oddly, I never get the impression that the Friday Sermons are the type where at some point you turn to those around you and greet each other pleasantly.

From IRNA:

"Substititue Friday prayers Leader of Tehran Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami said here that Iranians have proved they never yield to the pressures exerted by the western countries."
A statement/sermon that is akin to what Majlis speaker Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel said regarding the big election:

"The vote of anybody who goes to polls today, irrespective of whom they vote for, marks a `no' answer to the US."

Criticism during the sermon was not aimed at the U.S. only; Substititue Friday prayers Leader of Tehran Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami also took a swing at Tony Blair, who recently called Iran a threat in the region.
"If you think Iran will target UK and US interests, you are right and can consider us as a threat but if you mean Iran would threaten countries in the region, the leaders and nations in the region are quite aware that this is an English lie."

"It was UK and US who encouraged Saddam to attack Iran and Kuwait and now you continue your crimes in Afghanistan, Iraq and Lebanon. You are such wolves which do not mind setting the whole world on fire to meet your colonial interests."
He also warned/threatened the UN Security Council against, when you get right down to it, anything. Here's to the Iranian definition of "peace" and "peaceful."

Check out the poll results (sorry, not to the election, which will possibly be as late as Sunday), to Rightwing Guys poll, "How long before we take some kind of military action against Iran?"

Also of further interest, might be this morning's post from RG, "Taking out Al-Sadr is in our Future."

Chicago Ray has an extremely interesting post up regarding another poll, this one from Zogby; "Here's One Poll Result I'd Concur With."

Give Regime Change Iran a visit for a more regular and up to date source on Iran.

Any recent visitors from the U.S. to Syria lately? Yep, none other than Democrat Senator Bill Nelson of Florida - Visit Morning Coffee for this one, "Nelson's Syrian Vacation."

Fun comics from NeoCon Command Center, putting Iran and Ahmadinejad in it's place, "Iran and Friends."

Yid With Lid posts regarding an interesting quandary, "Why Pick on Iran?"

Doug over at Political Pistachio has an interview with Conservative Cowboy, Chris Brocious "mastermind" behind "The Cowboy Code Marshalls and the Cowboy Code." I'm a proud member of the Code and am pleased to see Mr. B. getting well deserved attention. Go read it "A Political Pistachio Interview: Conservative Cowboy."


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