Why Couldn't We Make the First Move?

by James Glaser
May 9, 2006

The United States and Iran are not on speaking terms and haven't been since 1979 when the Iranian revolution threw out America's puppet regime in Tehran. Monday, Manouchehr Mottaki, Iran's Foreign Minister delivered a letter for George Bush to the Swiss ambassador. The Swiss Embassy in Tehran houses something called, "a U.S. interest section."

Iran has made the first diplomatic move in trying to stop America from attacking. Iran's President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad it is said wants "new solutions for getting out of international problems and the current fragile situation of the world."

Iran knows George Bush is trying to get the rest of the world to help him take on Iran in a war. Just like with Iraq, George Bush refuses to pick up a phone or go through a third party and try and work things diplomatically face to face.

Bush is all for using threats, and sacrificing young Americans in the hope of pulling up his poll numbers, but is for some reason afraid to talk man to man with those he fears.

We, the United States of America, should have been the one to make the first diplomatic move. People the world over who believe that the U.S., under George Bush, is the world's greatest threat to peace, have more proof today that they are right.

It wasn't that long ago that Bush was talking about the Axis of Evil, Iraq, Iran, and North Korea. George attacked Iraq, and now he wants to attack Iran. He can't attack North Korea now, because they have the nuclear bomb. George is afraid that Iran will get one before he can work up the world into attacking. So, the push is on, and diplomatic means are off the table for President Bush.

The rest of the world will now look a little more favorably at Iran, because their President was man enough to make the first peaceful move, and that makes George Bush look a little smaller.

I'm Not Buying It

On Friday, out of the blue, the Director of the CIA Porter Goss, hands in his resignation, which is effective immediately. The news programs are all a wonder about why, and nobody seems to want to voice an opinion.

If you read the blogs, and in between the lines you find there is a story about Hookers, poker, and a corrupt defense contractor named Wilkes. I don't know why Goss resigned, but seldom does the head of a federal agency resign with no notice, unless something is very wrong.

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