Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Hmmmm, smells like 1979. Interestingly, the author does not pick up on the fact that Khatami was considered a reformer, someone, perhaps, that the U.S. felt a little friendlier with. Remember when the Shah was given refuge in the U.S. for health concerns? I can't help but wonder if Khatami's visit is something along similar lines. I'm guessing he's the odd man out over there given the current regime.

I don't put a lot of stock in the right wing meme "Middle East Nazis" that's being floated around. But Ahmaninejad is someone we should be very worried about. Contrary to what the neoconservatives might think, he is emboldened by our actions in Iraq. Remember the "peace through strength" argument that was bandied about during the first Gulf War? We've shown that we're overextended and Iran is moving to exploit it. Things are bad now over there, and they're going to get a hell of a lot worse. And I have no faith that the Bush Administration knows what it's doing. They're making up shit as they go along.

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