Iran’s Conservatives

According to MSNBC, Iran’s ruling mullahs are “conservatives”:

MSNBC graphic

Meanwhile, the United States and its European allies said Wednesday that Iran’s intransigence over its nuclear program has left the world no choice but to ask for the Security Council to take action against the Islamic regime.

“The time has now come for the Security Council to act,” Gregory Schulte, the U.S. delegate to the International Atomic Energy Agency, told the group’s 35-nation board as it began discussions on Iran’s nuclear ambitions. “Iran has still not come clean.”

Schulte listed Iran’s decision to curtail IAEA inspections, its expanding uranium enrichment program and worrying conclusions by IAEA inspectors that suggest at least past interest in nuclear arms as contributing to “mounting international concerns” about Tehran’s nuclear intentions.

“Conservatives” rule Iran. The “conservative” Bush administration is threatening Iran with sanctions. Why? They want to free Iran of the “conservative” mullahs.

Unlike the horseshoe theory, where the extreme left and extreme right meet in the totalitarian bottom, MSNBC is espousing a pretzel theory of political ideology, where anyone who they disagree with is “conservative”.

Or is MSNBC simply afraid to call the Iranian mullahs what they really are: Islamofascist, terror-supporting, nuclear-extorting enemies of freedom and liberty?

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    Comment by Raymond B

    March 9, 2006 @ 7:08 pm

    This country spouts as much hate rhetoric as you ca nfind, then they say trust us woth the nukes? Give me a break.
    Raymond B


    Comment by Allan

    March 9, 2006 @ 9:18 pm

    The country? What about Iran’s holocaust-denying president? Why is it you suppose we don’t hear much from the Iranian people themselves?


    Comment by LibertarianDemocrat

    March 20, 2006 @ 1:52 pm

    How do we know he denied the Holocaust? Not saying he didn’t, but people in Iran and the US both probably hear a lot of partial truths or inaccuracies.

    Don’t you think folks in Iran hearing that a leading Christian with his own TV show must be very powerful and a real spokesperson for US Christians? Yet, many (most?) Christians detest Pat Robertson.

    Don’t you think they would perceive US generals as generally nuts and anti-Muslim when they hear about Gen. Boykin?

    Listen, we don’t even trust our own media not to get played. Do you really trust their reporting and accuracy about Iran? Or just the scary and alarming stuff?

    We need to normalize with Iran. That’ll teach them to mess with the US.


    Comment by Allan

    March 20, 2006 @ 3:34 pm

    How do we know Ahmedinajad denied the Holocaust?

    Well, I didn’t personally hear him say it, so it might not have happened.

    I tend to take Iranian state media at their word on what Iranian officials say, however.

    I’d be pleased to normalize with Iran, however, soon as they stop fomenting terror, attacking our troops in Iraq, and developing nuclear weapons.


    Comment by LibertarianDemocrat

    March 20, 2006 @ 6:53 pm

    Do you believe Helmut Kohl said it as well? Maybe he did. However, how much does that make you want to fight? Is it worth it?

    I think the goal should not be to focus on rhetoric, but to defuse it.

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