Saturday, December 02, 2006

Another discussion on Iran, ho hum: DBI

Saturday's Daily Briefing on Iran.
UNSC Resolution on Iran to be discussed next week.
  • Forbes reported that Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Friday the six-nation talks on proposed sanctions against Iran 's nuclear program could take place early next week.
The many problems of the Iraq Study Group.
  • Eli Lake, The New York Sun reported that President Bush questioned the wisdom of those advocating a "graceful exit" from Iraq , a clear signal to the White House, which is preparing to respond to the recommendations of the bipartisan Iraq Study Group to be published on Wednesday.
  • Charles Krauthammer, The Washington Post reported that the "realists" have ridden into town gleefully consigning the Bush doctrine to the ash heap of history, everyone has discovered the notion of interests, as if it were some new idea thought up by James Baker and the Iraq Study Group. What do people think we've been doing for the past five years?
  • Michael Rubin, The Weekly Standard argued that the coming report from the the Baker-Hamilton: Iraq Study Group, while bipartisan, the groups are anything but representative of the policy debate.
  • The New York Sun reported that with the "engagement" with Iran being the current buzz phrase echoing in the political corridors of America and Europe for advancing peace and stability in Iraq and the wider Middle East . The question is which Iran ? Should Western engagement be solely with Ahmadinejad-led fundamentalist radicals and Khatemi-led status-quo reformists?
France: No point in trying to talk with Syria.
  • Haaretz reported that France and the United States agree there is no point in talking to Syria because the conditions for an honest dialogue do not exist, French President Jacques Chirac said.
Here is a news item you may have missed.
  • Michael Ramirez, published a cartoon: Ahmadinejad's Letter to America.
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