Different River

”You can never step in the same river twice.” –Heraclitus

February 3, 2005

Iran Responds to Bush

Filed under: — Different River @ 8:30 pm

In his State of the Union Address last night, President Bush said, in part:

We’re working closely with the governments in Asia to convince North Korea to abandon its nuclear ambitions.

Today, Iran remains the world’s primary state sponsor of terror — pursuing nuclear weapons while depriving its people of the freedom they seek and deserve. We are working with European allies to make clear to the Iranian regime that it must give up its uranium enrichment program and any plutonium reprocessing, and end its support for terror. And to the Iranian people, I say tonight: As you stand for your own liberty, America stands with you. [Applause]

Today, Iran responded.

Bush’s remarks enraged Iran’s conservative [sic] state-controlled media. State television accused him of trying to capture Middle East oil under the pretext of promoting democracy in the region.

“Why is Bush only interested in promoting democracy in oil-rich regions?” asked one radio commentator.

Since when does North Korea have oil? Is there something that Iranian radio commentator knows that the world’s geologists don’t?

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