Sunday, July 20, 2008

This Headline Tricked Me

I thought the Bush administration had really decided to confront Iran on their nuclear weapons program:

Iran must choose between cooperation and confrontation: US

...The statement from State Department spokesman Sean McCormack came after US Undersecretary of State William Burns joined international talks with Iran in Geneva in a bid to make Iran suspend sensitive nuclear work.

Burns, it said, delivered a "clear simple message" that Washington was "serious" in backing proposed international incentives for Iran to halt uranium enrichment and that it will only engage in negotiations with Iran when it does so.

The statement added: "We hope the Iranian people understand that their leaders need to make a choice between cooperation, which would bring benefits to all, and confrontation, which can only lead to further isolation."

But alas, just more appeasement talk. Iran is not interested in deals. Is that not painfully obvious by now?

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