Monday, February 27, 2006

The Latest From Iran

Rather than stopping his own country's uranium enrichment program like the U.N. has demanded, President Ahmadinejad is now demanding that the United States and Russia disarm their nuclear weapons before Iran follows suit:

A report by the U.N. atomic watchdog agency said Iran appears determined to expand uranium enrichment, which can be a key step in producing nuclear warheads. The report also said a lack of Iranian cooperation has kept U.N. experts from establishing whether Iran's past clandestine nuclear activities were focused on making arms.

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, meanwhile, called American and Russian nuclear arsenals a threat to the Middle East and called for them to dismantle their atomic weapons, although there was no indication he was making the demand part of Iran's negotiating position.

"We believe that these weapons, possessed by the superpowers and the occupiers in our area, are a threat to stability," he said.

Does he really think anyone outside of Iran actually takes him seriously? Does he really think that the U.S. and Russia and the rest of the world are eventually going to just cave in and say, "Okay, okay, we give up"?

I'm sure he'd love it if the rest of the world disarmed themselves. Then, when he finally developed his own nukes, he could impose his own will on the world.

I think I speak for a lot of people when I say, what is this guy going to do next?