Thursday, November 30, 2006

Letter to Americans (a joke): DBI

Thursday's Daily Briefing on Iran.
Ahmadinejad sends a letter to the American People - Full Text.
  • Xinhua reported that Ahmadinejad has written a five-page letter to the American people, which will be presented to the U.S. media in New York on Wednesday.
  • DoctorZin reported that Fox News published a pdf of Ahmadinejad's letter to the American people. As promised, Ahmadinejad is now trying to bypass the Bush administration and speak directly to the American people. As typical, when speaking directly to the American people, he shows his "compassionate" side. While he speaks of "justice and human rights" we must not forget what he says to the Iranian people about America and his solution. Read a few of his other statements.
  • Kenneth R. Timmerman, NewsMax reported on Ahmadinejad's letter to America and in making his case, he does not position himself as president of Iran , but attempts to set himself up as a spokesman for all Muslims.
Iraqi president says security deal reached with Iran.Iran Resolution Drops Mention of Sanctions.
  • The New York Times reported that the six world powers seeking to rein in Iran ’s nuclear ambitions are circulating a significantly weakened draft for a United Nations Security Council resolution against Tehran ’s nuclear program.
More on the Iraq Study Group.
  • Max Boot, The Los Angeles Times argued that for certain members of the foreign policy cognoscenti, there is no problem so intractable that it cannot be resolved through dialogue — preferably multilateral, except in those situations (North Korea, for example) in which bilateral talks are for some reason preferred.
  • Bridget Johnson, LA Daily News argued that Iran is projecting the facade of wannabe peacemaker, luring Iraq into a sit-down to purportedly work out solutions. And some are convinced that Iran can play a meaningful role in stemming the sectarian conflict - including, maybe, the Iraq Study Group.
  • Dick Morris & Eileen McGann, The New York Post argued that James Baker may seek and Iran may offer public assurances that it won't develop nuclear weapons - the same worthless assurances it now passes out to the entire world. What will have changed is that America and Britain will be so engaged with Iran that they can't and won't bomb or even impose tough sanctions.
Here are a few other news items you may have missed.
  • Amir Taheri, Iran va Jahan reported on the passing of Mostafa Mesbahzadeh founder of the English-language daily Kayhan International.
  • Amir Taheri, The Wall Street Journal reported that the meeting in Jordan this week between George W. Bush and Nouri al-Maliki could be their last opportunity to develop a joint strategy on Iraq.
Thank you, Doctor Zin and Team, for all the work you put into bringing us this very important news. Job well done.