...it's getting too late for Bush to "Go to Tehran." Contrary to the neconseravtive fantasies, the Iranians, in a mostly open elections (unlike in Saudi Arabia, our ally, women do vote in Iran) had not chosen as their president a "moderate" figure who subscribes to the Weekly Standard but someone who is probably the Iranian equivalent of our own Pat Robertson. I still don't believe that we are going to go to war with the Iranians, but John Bolton is going to get very busy in the next months.
The whole post is worth a read.
Dr. Hadar is a research fellow in foreign policy studies at the Cato Institute, where he analyzes international politics and economics with a special focus on the Middle East and East Asia. And a raft of other credits. His blog, Global Paradigms, is now in my aggregator.
Get ready, ya'll. I'm gonna get better-read about international politics. This place is about to be even drier than in the past. (Ask me if I care about traffic. You don't see any ads, do you?)
Sunday, January 15, 2006
Posted by Hoots at 8:15 AM