Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Amb. Pickering on Iran Talks and Multinational Enrichment



Former Ambassador Thomas Pickering calls for talks without preconditions and advocates a plan for a multinational uranium enrichment consortium in Iran. Iran has proposed a similar plan to the UN Security Council. Why aren't we considering this proposal?

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  1. Ambassador Pickering is nearly brilliant. I can't imagine that I wouldn't disagree with him somewhere along the line, but in this series of interviews he came pretty close to the mark on a number of primary points.

    In particular, his comment about the "firewall" between Iran's domestic nuclear program and anything resembling nuclear weapons technology NEEDS to be pursued. Because you know, as a signatory to the most recent nuclear non-proliferation treaty, Iran is guaranteed the right to enrich uranium for domestic power purposes. And it's doing so, and it's being demonized on the world stage by the United States for it, on the basis of our baseless supposition that they're trying to build nuclear bombs.

    The religious leaders of Iran (who do in fact run the place as I write this) have declared nuclear weapons to be antithetical to Islam (eat your heart out, Christians) and will not allow nuclear weapons to be built in Iran.

    So we're left trembling with fear of that impotent blow-hard Ahmadinajad.

    Sometimes I think we're too pathetic to play on this stage.

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  2. Talking won't make the Halliburton's of the world rich woman! ;p

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  3. Dusty: No, it won't but at least Pickering offers an option that people should be made aware of. Many Americans believe that war is the only answer. If nothing else, at least it's a small comfort to me that I can discuss more sane alternatives such as Pickering's with people who think war is a necessary evil.

    My cousin's 19 year old son just joined the army. Ugh.

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