January 28, 2005


Sen. Biden, Iran Minister Clash Over Nukes (GEORGE JAHN, 1/28/05, Associated Press)

Sen. Joseph Biden and Iran's foreign minister clashed Friday over Tehran's nuclear ambitions, with Biden hinting at the possibility of armed conflict unless fears of an Iranian weapons program were put to rest.

The rare and frank public exchange between a senior American politician and a ranking member of the Iranian government came at a dinner during the World Economic Forum held in this Alpine resort town.

When it comes to dealing with the world instead of sniping at the President, we're all Jacksonians, huh?

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 28, 2005 10:09 PM

We need to be very careful here. Iran isn't Iraq. The mullahs are capable of firing the nukes at us even if it means suicide for Iran, not unlike the Dear Leader. A military campaign against Iran would be exponentially more difficult, because Iran is 4 times as large, Iranians are very patriotic, and they are not Arabs but are instead Persians, a people with a history of courage and cleverness in battle not one with a history of running out of their shoes on the battlefield.

Posted by: Bart at January 29, 2005 12:29 PM


No they aren't.

Posted by: oj at January 29, 2005 1:08 PM