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Ex-UN Ambassador Bolton says Iran Emboldened after British Hostage incident

April 11, 2007

I know I might be alone here, but I like John Bolton. A lot. And I find myself agreeing with him more often than not.

However, I truly hope he is wrong now. In a recent article, he stated:

“Emboldened as Iran now is, and ironically for engagement advocates, it is even less likely there will be a negotiated solution to the nuclear weapons issue, not that there was ever much chance of one”.

“Iran, sensing weakness, has every incentive to ratchet up its nuclear weapons programme, increase its support to Hamas, Hezbollah and others and perpetrate even more serious terrorism in Iraq.

“The world will be a more dangerous place as a result.

“The only thing risen from this crisis is Iranian determination and resolve to confront us elsewhere, at their discretion, whether on Iraq, nuclear weapons and terrorism.”

I hope he is wrong this time. But I suspect he isn’t. And that is rather frightening.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Anonymous permalink
    April 12, 2007 10:13 am

    Good work Lori

    Kevin

  2. Anonymous permalink
    April 12, 2007 6:07 pm

    I also like John Bolton. I think he may be right, especially after seeing national nuclear day or whatever the hell it was called.
    -Christi

  3. Lori_Z permalink
    April 12, 2007 6:44 pm

    Agreed, Christi. Although the video of him weeping like a chick at the presentation was priceless.

    Saw on the news today that US soldiers were involved in fighting with Iranians in Iraq today. Scary stuff, man.

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