Wednesday :: May 7, 2008

Utter Insanity

by Turkana

This is so absurdly telling that it would almost defy belief, were it not yet another in an endless stream of examples of the utter insanity of the Bush Administration. As reported by McClatchy:

The Iraqi government has all but given up on hopes it can persuade Iran and the United States to meet again to discuss security issues, the Iraqi foreign minister said Wednesday.

Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari said that his government has proposed four dates to the U.S. and Iran for tri-lateral talks, but that each has been rejected. He said the government will not propose another.

“We believe the conditions should be conducive,” Zebari said. “In the atmosphere of media attacks . . . and the lack of trust and confidence, I don’t think we will succeed in having the fourth round,” he said.

But he added that he believed talks were necessary in the current atmosphere.

“The idea is not dead,” he said. “We hope that we will be able to resume it. We think it’s very useful especially with the current circumstances of increase tension in the area.”

Think about that. The Bush Administration's warmongering against Iran is supposed to be based on Iran's supposed support for those supposedly attempting to undermine Iraq's supposed government. But even that supposed Iraqi government doesn't seem to think Iran's all that much of a threat. Rather than the Bush Administration attempting to calm supposed tensions between Iran and Iraq, it's Iraq that is trying to calm very real tensions between the U.S. and Iran. Perhaps, if the Bush Administration would just get out of the region and mind its own business, there would be no tensions about Iran and Iraq. They seem capable of getting along, now. It's the Bush Administration that's trying to stop that.

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