Monday, January 30, 2006

The US Policy on Iran

Okay, it is just about time.

I was watching CNN's coverage of the US government cabinet meeting and afterwards Bush gave the answers to the reporters' questions and he came up with the following:

Q: Thank you, Mr. President. The talks between Iran and the EU3 appear to be making little progress. A senior British official there said that they detect nothing new in their approach. What can be done now?

THE PRESIDENT: Well, obviously, one option is for the Perm 5 to work together to bring Iran to the U.N. Security Council. That's an option. And we're going to continue to work with our friends and allies to present a united front to the Iranians. And the message is: Give up your nuclear weapons ambitions. And the good news is most of the world recognizes that Iran, being the non-transparent society that it is, a government that had violated IAEA rules, is one that cannot be trusted with technology that could enable it to develop a nuclear weapon. And so we're united in our goal to keep the Iranians from having a weapon, and we're working on the tactics necessary to continue putting a united front out.

The other thing is that we want the people of Iran to be able to live in a free society. And so tomorrow night, I am going to talk about this issue and make clear the policy of the United States.

So I really do hope that he does some thing in his 2nd term to deal with the Iranian regime and help us liberate our country the way we wish.

That is a good thing to hear this morning and I am looking forward to the State of the Union address tomorrow night.


M A F said...

I notice that Bush, nor have you listed any violations by Iran of the NPT.

Of course, there is irony of Bush talking about transparency in government. The Bush administration is quite opaque.

Besides, what does a Canadian care about what Bush says. Remember the conservative now lead a minority government. Surely with the mandate Harper talks about he should be spearheading the charge to invade Iran.

After reading your blog it is pretty clear that Iranian government does't understand diplomacy and reaching a peaceful conclusion that the US wants to force them into accept.

So what other options are available? Other than airstrikes by the Israelis and US and a subsequent invasion?

I suppose you can always delete this post, as is your practice because it doesn't conform with the ideological group think being sought here.

Joe Katzman said...

If there's any content in that last comment, I missed it. Masturbation is not the same thing as intelligent discussion that addresses the issues on the table and grapples with them.

Do you have any of the latter to offer, MAF? Not holding my breath...