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Thursday, April 20, 2006


Harry Reid is a bit of a jackass.
RENO, Nev. (AP) - The Bush administration is relying too heavily on other countries in the international effort to stop Iran from developing nuclear weapons, according to Sen. Harry Reid.

Reid, D-Nev., said the administration should be taking the lead, but instead is relying on Germany, France and Great Britain to convince Iran to end its uranium enrichment program.

"It is hard to comprehend," Reid said Tuesday in Reno. "We should be involved at trying to arrive at a diplomatic solution. ... Not just these three countries."

Reid said the Middle East is a "powder keg" because of U.S. failures in Iraq, the rise of fundamentalism and the recent election of Hamas in Palestine.

"Our not being involved diplomatically in trying to solve the situation in Iran shows the Bush failure in foreign policy there and elsewhere."

And he said the U.S. has no military option in Iran.

"We don't have the resources to do it" because of the ongoing war in Iraq," he said.

So in those paragraphs we have the leader of a major political party saying that 1) we need to start negotiating with radical regimes and not just leave it to the Europeans (kind of like in Iraq we needed to leave it to the Europeans and not involve ourselves) and 2) don't worry Mr. Ahmadijinad - we couldn't attack if we wanted to. This is all a bluff, so relax.

Well 1) yeah right. I suppose we should be diplomatic to Hamas too. and 2) yeah right. Have you seen our military?

Captain Ed has a post talking about Iran leaning Talibaniish. That's not going to make the people happy so we may get our revolution from within.

Tim Blair has breaking news about how the UN negotiations are going with Iran.
UN body allows Iran to export caviar