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Saturday, December 03, 2005

Getting back to basics

Iran is evil, according to the US. Iran must be contained, says George W. Bush. Iran's leadership must be overthrown, demand the neo-cons.

Then, of course, reality sets in:

"In a new indication that the balance of power within the administration of President George W. Bush has tilted strongly in favour of the realists, Washington's influential ambassador to Iraq, Zalmay Khalilzad, has disclosed that Bush has authorised him to open direct talks with Iran about stabilising Iraq."

Such a move indicates that Iran is heavily active in Iraq and that the US is fearful of Iran's growing influence. The interview with Khalilzad was in Newsweek, but has received little coverage in Australia.

Iran is one of the major beneficiaries of the Iraq invasion. So much for US brains and grunt.


Blogger Shabadoo said...

How would you characterise the Iranian regime, if not 'evil'?

Sunday, December 04, 2005 2:25:00 pm  
Blogger Iqbal Khaldun said...

Wow, an interesting development. Just goes to show even the looniest of hegemons has to have some grip on reality lest their grip on power slip. Also worth pointing out that the alleged architect of the present shift, Khalilzad is neither a Christian or a Jew. The power system isn't a Christian or Jewish conspiracy but is instead principally shaped by the demands of naked power.

Sunday, December 04, 2005 5:25:00 pm  
Blogger Wombat said...

"How would you characterise the Iranian regime, if not 'evil'?"

By what benchmark? Iran is looking like a bunch of boyscouts compared to the murder and mayham the US is dishing out.

Monday, December 05, 2005 1:00:00 pm  

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