Saturday, January 27, 2007

Iranian Lawmaker ...

2 Comments:

Blogger Rod Adams said...

Ben:

I disagree. I think that Iran has a logical reason for desiring nuclear power plants and they have a number of very logical reasons for distrusting a dependence on outside suppliers.

The results of that equation lead me to believe them when they say that they are focusing on civilian uses of their enrichment facilities.

Of course, they may be interested in keeping the weapons option open, but why is that so different from so many other countries like the US, the UK, France, Russia, China, India, Pakistan, South Africa, Japan, and Israel?

Sure, the current elected head of the Iranian government makes some inflammatory statements - at least they are translated in that way in the Western press. Since I do not speak Farsi, I cannot be so sure of the nuances of what was actually said. Heck, I think that many of the statements given by our leaders are pretty inflamatory. What gives Bolton, for instance, the right to claim a desire for regime change in another soveriegn nation?

February 01, 2007  
Blogger Ben Wattenberg said...

Hmnn...

As Ronald Reagan used to repeat to Mikhail Gorbachev --- endlessly ---"Trust --- but verify" --- old Russian saying.

Pls check spelling of "sovreign..."

Thanks for your comment. Seriously.

February 08, 2007  

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