Tuesday, August 29, 2006
I'LL TAKE INTERNATIONAL LAW FOR EIGHT HUNDRED, ALEX
Speaking of Fartacus, there was a great poll on CNN today. The question was, "Who would win a debate on world issues between President Bush and Iranian President Ahmadinejad?" As of about noon eastern time this morning, with just under 4000 votes in, twice as many people thought the little man from Iran would win (67% to 33%).
Mr. A trotted out today for his own presser, noting that the UN Security Council doesn't have the right to tell Iran to stop enriching fuel. Amazingly enough, that is a true statement. Now, I know international law doesn't matter anymore, but Iran is a signatory of the UN's own Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, or NPT. (See http://www.un.org/Depts/dda/WMD/treaty/) The whole point of the treaty was to get third world countries to sign it and promise not to use or develop nuclear weapons; in exchange, they got the approval to use nuclear power, and even to enrich uranium. It would make me go all perky if someone in the Main Vein Media would occasionally mention this minor detail.