Today brings two opposing views on the West’s Iranian options. First, the utterly defeatist ( :
What then should
Yep, that’s the ticket. Give up. You win, Ahmadinejad. Have mercy on us, O Ayatollah Khamenei. Please. We beg you.
I’d laugh if this point of view wasn’t so damnably stupid. And dangerous.
I much prefer the approach laid out in today’s WSJ:
The obvious next diplomatic step is to show
The worry in the West is that
The problem with the WSJ’s approach is two-fold:
Yesterday, the Bush Administration said it is still studying the Iranian proposal but that the reply "falls short of the conditions set by the Security Council." You can say that again. After three years of Iranian stonewalling since their nuclear deception was discovered, the June resolution was deliberately written to make an end to enrichment a first-order obligation.
And already yesterday, the mullahs' strategy was paying dividends as
At least the French are standing firm, for the moment. What is it with the Russians and Chinese, anyway?
Slow news day, and that’s not all bad, I suppose. I’ve been surfing the Big Dog blogs and the news outlets all morning for things that I find interesting and/or strike my fancy. Aside from the stuff above I’ve basically struck out. Now that can mean one or perhaps two things…either it really is a slow day, or I’m slow. You decide!
Today’s Pic: One of two immaculate propellers on a
Confederate Commemorative Air Force Douglas A-26, taken at an air show in