Sunday, August 08, 2004

The Iran Issue

I've blogged about the urgency of the Iranian nuclear issue before here, here, and here. I've been critical of both President Bush and John Kerry for not presenting the American public with a clear strategy regarding Iran. But then Kerry, obviously hearing my call for a strategy, comes up with one. It's too bad that it's totally insane:
It is critical that we work with our allies to resolve these issues and lead a global effort to prevent Iran from obtaining the technology necessary to build nuclear weapons. Iran claims that its nuclear program is only to meet its domestic energy needs. John Kerry's proposal would call their bluff by organizing a group of states to offer Iran the nuclear fuel they need for peaceful purposes and take back the spent fuel so they cannot divert it to build a weapon. If Iran does not accept this offer, their true motivations will be clear.(via Crushing Dissent)
How is that a productive strategy? And how would we be able to trust them? [We trusted the North Koreans -- ed. Yeah, and look how that turned out. Point taken.]

UPDATE: Frequent blogosphere commenter Praktike links to this article and subsequent discussion on Tacitus's site.