Useless News Media
(CBS/AP) Iran's foreign minister walked out of a dinner of diplomats where he was seated directly across from Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, on the pretext that the female violinist entertaining the gathering was dressed too revealingly.... if they don't show us a picture of the woman in the red dress. Useless, stuck-in-the-mud old school media. If they had any sense of how to survive they would have linked us to a YouTube of the violinist at work.
"I don't know which woman he was afraid of, the woman in the red dress or the secretary of state," State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said Friday, regarding the actions of Iran's Manouchehr Mottaki.
If it was like the dress on the left, we know he was scared of Condi. If it was more like the dress on the right, maybe we should cut Iran's man some slack.
This is really pretty simple stuff, but it seems to exceed the grasp of all the major news agencies.
All that aside, those who criticize the Bush Admin for not talking to Iran seem to have lost sight of the fact that Iran really doesn't want to talk to us. Not that it matters; it's Bush's fault, right?
It takes two to tango, just like it takes two to tangle. I suggest we tangle a bit more along the Iran-Iraq border and with Iran's forces in Iraq.
Nothing like a daily dose of dead Iranians caught in the act of arming terrorist forces in Iraq to give Mottaki and his string-pullers in Tehran a greater desire to talk with us.