Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Iran Responds to Messiah: Get Out and We'll Talk

(Warning: This post contains no satire.)

Iran's President-for-life Mahmoud Ahmadinejad responded publicly to the US Emperor's call for new diplomatic talks, surprising the world with dramatically toned-down rhetoric: "Sure, but first remove all of your troops from the world, and apologize for 60 years of abuse of Iran."

This "once in a generation" opportunity, as a Western diplomat speaking on the condition of anonymity called it, harkens back to the glory days of the Carter Iranian Policy. And we all know how that turned out.