Every so often, when the Ayatollahs in Iran start to feel the heat from the international community about their nuclear weapons program, they begin to make noises about compromising and negotiating. These noises are always meaningless. They result in weeks and months of fruitless talks and always amount to nothing.
Last week, French President Nicholas Sarkozy proclaimed that Iran’s nuclear program could very well get it attacked.
True to form, the Iranians then trotted out a proposal–without details of course–to allow supervision of its nuclear program (at least the parts that aren’t secret). And, just as predictably, the Iranians add the caveat that they will continue enriching uranium in violation of UN resolutions.
In other words, the Iranians want us to buy into a scheme in which the UN will supervise a nuclear program that the UN has already declared illegal! In return, all the world has to do is lift sanctions on Iran!
Such a deal!
Not surprisingly, the Los Angeles Times dutifully reported the Iranian proposal as if it meant anything at all.
What this proposal is designed to actually do is to buy the Iranians more time to work on their nukes…