21 August 2006

Run Along; Nothing to See Here

While you were sleeping:
Iran fired 10 short-range missiles on the second day of large-scale military exercises Sunday, as officials reiterated Tehran's stance that it did not intend to halt its uranium enrichment program. The exercises are named after Zolfaghar, the name of the sword of Ali, the son-in-law of the Prophet Muhammad.
After you hit the snooze button:
Iran has turned away UN inspectors wanting to examine its underground nuclear site in an apparent violation of the Non-proliferation Treaty, diplomats and UN officials said on Monday. (I)ran's unprecedented refusal to allow access to the facility at Natanz could seriously hamper international efforts to ensure that Tehran was not trying to make nuclear weapons.
Years from now, when the world is really regretting leaving this to the UN, John Kerry will be speaking before a small group somewhere and will proclaim that none of this would have occurred had he had been elected president in 2004, 2008 or 2012.

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