Friday, May 21, 2010

Take the deal, Mr. President

Posted by parallel

In order to become one of the policy makers in DC, you have to fail psychology 101 and be barking mad.
Turkey and Brazil put together a package for Iran to ship 65% of their stock of low enriched uranium out of the country, just what America said they wanted them to do last fall. America’s response? “They are only doing this to stop new sanctions, so of course we can’t agree to that trick.”

It looks like the war party has captured President Obama. His administration has now shifted the goal posts again and says it will only talk to Iran if they agree to stop enriching uranium as fuel for nuclear reactors. No matter that they are allowed to do that under the NPT and IAEA inspectors can insure that the uranium is not diverted.

So it looks like we may go to war to prevent Iran from making replacement fuel for their American reactor that makes essential items for medical use. If we just allowed Iran to use their uranium for peaceful purposes there wouldn't be any sitting there to make weapons. As Pat Buchanan says
Take the deal, Mr. President


Blogger Spencerblog said...

Adrian, as Chucky the K sez:

It is perfectly obvious that Iran's latest uranium maneuver, brokered by Brazil and Turkey, is a ruse. Iran retains more than enough enriched uranium to make a bomb. And it continues enriching at an accelerated pace and to a greater purity (20 percent). Which is why the French foreign ministry immediately declared that the trumpeted temporary shipping of some Iranian uranium to Turkey will do nothing to halt Iran's nuclear program.

It will, however, make meaningful sanctions more difficult. America's proposed Security Council resolution is already laughably weak -- no blacklisting of Iran's central bank, no sanctions against Iran's oil and gas industry, no nonconsensual inspections on the high seas. Yet Turkey and Brazil -- both current members of the Security Council -- are so opposed to sanctions that they will not even discuss the resolution. And China will now have a new excuse to weaken it further.

May 22, 2010 at 8:26 AM 
Blogger Spencerblog said...

Posted by parallel

You think it is obvious. I and many others don't. See Juan Cole for example.

It looks like America, whose M.E. policies are driven by Israel, will only settle for regime change.

What do want? War?

May 22, 2010 at 3:38 PM 

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