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U.S. and Iran Agree to Iraq Meeting

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Posted on May 13, 2007

Washington and Tehran have agreed to temporarily set aside their differences and meet in Baghdad for limited talks on the security of Iraq. The surprise move comes amid rising tensions between the two nations, which have been publicly taunting each other in recent days.


AP via SFGate:

The U.S. and Iran said Sunday they will hold upcoming talks in Baghdad about improving Iraq’s security—a historic political turnabout for the two countries with the most influence over Iraq’s future.

Expectations of progress remain low, however, with tough issues at stake and mutual suspicions running high. Even as it announced the talks, Iran lashed out at Vice President Dick Cheney’s weekend warnings about its nuclear program, saying it would retaliate if the U.S. attacked it.

Yet the two sides said they were setting aside such differences to focus on a narrow issue—Iraq’s continued violence and sharp political deterioration.

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By Tom Doff, May 13, 2007 at 9:28 pm Link to this comment
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Boy, if Ahmadinejad can get both Leezaa and Cheney to attend the conference, it would be a great time for him to have his Ahmadinejad-double demonstrate Iran’s new suicide-suitcase-nuclear-bomb.

This would sure clear the way for the impeachment of Bush, with no worries of DickHead lurking off-stage.

Think we could get MoveOn to divert some of their campaign war chest to bribe the CIA to take on the covert assignment of assisting Ahmadinejad in this effort?

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By John Lowell, May 13, 2007 at 8:19 pm Link to this comment
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When the Iraq Study Group recommended conversations with Iran about the security of Iraq, the Regime simply couldn’t find enough merit in it to consider it seriously. There would be no conversations of any kind with Iran as long as they were attempting to enrich uranium. Our answer to the security of Iraq was the “surge”. But with the obvious disintegration of the situation in Iraq into an unmanagable chaos, and with Bush flopping about like a beached whale, for a second time in 30 days conversations with an “evil” Middle Eastern adversary must be arranged. One wonders if any of the principal figures in Washington have thought about the possiblility of a Syria or an Iran unwilling to talk unless the United States were first to withdraw its military forces to Kuwait. And who would fail to see the justice in such a precondition?

John Lowell

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By QuyTran, May 13, 2007 at 7:58 pm Link to this comment

It time for the two devils shaking hands and planning dirtiest plays not in Iraq but the whole Middle East.

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