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Wednesday, February 09, 2005

"There are other steps"

posted by Jazz at 2/09/2005 10:03:00 AM

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It is quickly approaching the time that a concerted effort needs to be made to organize contacts with Senators and House members about Iran. In Iraqn Part II: The Sequel, Condi Rice is making daily verbal shots at Iran her number one priority.
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Wednesday that Iran cannot delay indefinitely accountability for a suspected nuclear weapons program, but said the United States has set "no deadline, no timeline" for Tehran to act. [S]he warned Tehran that the United States would not accept foot-dragging by the government there as officials weigh various diplomatic overtures that European nations have made to resolve the nuclear question.

At a news conference with NATO officials, Rice told reporters that Iran must live up to its obligations.

"I think the message is there," Rice said. "The Iranians need to get that message," she said, adding that Tehran should know that "there are other steps" the international community can take.

"Other steps" Condi? Indeed. And I believe those "steps" will be once again heard in marching of jack boots in sandy far off places. This is the same woman with the "smoking gun... mushroom cloud" invective. How much more clear does this need to be? Bush has sent her out to put a perfumed and lipstick decorated face on a very thinly veiled threat. Yet again, the Europeans are trying to work through a long and complicated series of diplomatic channels, and we've got somebody out there threatening war.

Stay tuned for some ideas on how people can get involved in a grass roots movement to head this off at the pass before Bush lights the entire damned world on fire.