Thursday, December 21, 2006

Why we SHOULD NOT talk to Iran

Let the people speak instead:

Final results in the election race for Tehran City Council on Thursday showed allies of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad had gained the fewest seats among the main political groups.

Analysts see the results, which confirm preliminary counts, as a political setback for the anti-Western president and a possible sign of public frustration with Iran's increasing diplomatic isolation and economic woes.

Why legitimize a theocratic terrorist when his very own people are using what few tools they have to de-legitimize him? I mean, sure, Jimmy Carter could give us some reasons why we should ignore the Iranian people and deal directly with Ahmadinejad (and perhaps even help him with his final solution to the Israeli problem), but at this point, is that the direction we should be heading?

Right now, ratcheting up the pressure seems to be having an effect; let's continue forward and give no quarter to the Iranian madman - for that would be defying the will of the Iranian people...

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