Tuesday, May 09, 2006

"This is the first time you have a conservative government in Iran, that is across the board in favor of talking to the US," says Mohammad Hadi Semati, a political scientist at Tehran University, now a visiting scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington. "But Washington and Tehran are now on two different planes. In the last 27 years, when Washington was ready [to talk], Tehran has not been ready. Now Iran is ready, and Washington is not."


François said...

yeah, sure, but imagine, had washington been ready to talk, what would bush say to ahmadinejad?


K. Lorraine Graham said...

It's difficult to imagine anything constructive, yes.

François said...

and oh, imagine all the mistranslations because bush can't speak properly!

Bush: we will agree to give you five nuclear plants if you do not develop weapons of mass destruction.
Ahmadinejad: you bloody infidel, how dare you insult my wife and my mother!

frighteningly, this is what we will owe the end of the world to.

(to the nsa guy reading this, lorraine and i are just kidding!)