Friday, July 01, 2005

Arrogant This

On my way into work this morning, I passed a Moonie Times newstand, whose top headline, above the fold, blared this:

U.S. Demands Iran Answers

I wondered whether this was a reference to the nuclear controversy the administration and its shoeshine boys in the press are trying to stoke, or whether it had something to do with allegations that the newly elected Iranian president was one of the American hostage takers in 1979.

I know there are international treaties relating to nuclear weapons that would make an accusation under the former more credible. But if it was the latter, it seemed to me a supremely arrogant approach for anyone in the American diplomatic or political sphere to take. What makes anyone in our government think that they're entitled to "demand" that Iran or anyone else answer whatever questions they have? Are we running the world? Does the rest of the world answer to us, and only to us?

Then I saw a variation of that headline again on Yahoo! and went over to the Moonie Times webpage to read the context.

And how about that. Apparently the Moonie Times headline this morning was about the newly elected Iranian president's "background". So we're "demanding" the Iranians answer this? And to what end? Does our government expect the Iranians to offer his head up on a platter if indeed he was one of the participants in 1979?

But Time magazine's most favorite blog and Peggy Noonan still think that Democrats are the arrogant party in town (via Tbogg).

I guess Hindrocket doesn't remember this.

Or this.

Or this.

Or this.

Or this.

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