Friday, September 21, 2007

AHMADINEJAD AND TIME -Baby, You Know I Don't Like it When You Talk All Crazy Like That

by Mondoreb

It's the autumn in Tehran, the leaves are falling and the thoughts of MSM journalists turn to visions: walking along with a bright-eyed Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, hand-in-hand, hair sparkling from misty rain, heads thrown back in laughter and young love.
That's the image one got from yesterday's Time magazine piece by Tony Karon, 'Why the Tough Talk on Iran?" In it, Karon coyly blows kisses at Ahmadinejad, while demanding to know why France has suddenly cooled on the Islamic Republic. Of course, the culprit in this good-love-turns-bad tale is George W. Bush.
The governments of Iraq and Afghanistan have warm, cooperative ties with Tehran, while Russia continues to work on Iran�s nuclear program and resists Western efforts to ratchet up U.N. pressure. In fact, the only one of Iran's neighbors for whom it may be true, as the French PM suggests, that tensions have reached "an extreme point," is the United States — a neighbor by virtue of its presence in Iraq.
In an incredible three-fer, Karon vindicates Sadaam, slyly slips in a reference to the Left's fantasies about how many Iraqis died in the conflict AND manages to sound put off--all in two sentences.
But, having been vindicated in his prewar claim that Saddam had no nuclear weapons program, [IAEA chief Dr. Mohammed] ElBaradei is unlikely to back off. "I would hope that everybody would have gotten the lesson after the Iraq situation, where 700,000 innocent civilians have lost their lives on the suspicion that a country has nuclear weapons," he said in response to earlier criticism.
It all comes down to France, who is waking up to the dangers a nuclear-armed Iran poses to its interests. One can almost hear the sputtering, "But, but, this is so--unFrench-like!" Time sounds frantic here. The U.S. may be thinking of taking action? Of protecting their interests? Of rallying other countries to their side? Even the French?

By the end of this article, expectations rise that Karon turns to Mahmoud, looks him in the eye, and whispers "You're incorrigible!"

graphic by RidesAPaleHorse
Complete article at Why the Tough Talk on Iran?" - Bigger, Better!.
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