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Ah, John McCain, steps on the rake once again. A couple days ago, July 15th, the news that the Members Only Jacket Wearing quasi-President of Iran, Ahmadinejad, would be attending the United Nations in September brought this derisive statement from McCain’s campaign:

Perhaps he and Senator Obama can finally have that heart to heart.

It appears that McCain is going to have to get in line:

July 16th:

President Bush is sending a top US diplomat to meet Iran’s nuclear negotiator this weekend, a major break with his hardline stance towards Tehran and the closest contact between the countries since the 1979 Iranian Revolution.

And now, today:

The US plans to establish a diplomatic presence in Tehran for the first time in 30 years as part of a remarkable turnaround in policy by President George Bush.

The Guardian has learned that an announcement will be made in the next month to establish a US interests section – a halfway house to setting up a full embassy. The move will see US diplomats stationed in the country.

Sounds like that Barack Obama, the "naive" guy who by suggesting just such moves months ago and ever since was called an "appeaser" right up there with Chamberlain, was right again.

One thing is certain. John McCain, Joe Lieberman and Norm Podhoretz are angry today "my friends", like old men trying to return soup at a deli.

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Attaturk

In 1949, I decided to wrestle professionally, starting my career in Texas. In my debut, I defeated Abe Kashey, with former World Heavyweight boxing Champion Jack Dempsey as the referee. In 1950, I captured the NWA Junior Heavyweight title. In 1953, I won the Chicago version of the NWA United States Championship. I became one of the most well-known stars in wrestling during the golden age of television, thanks to my exposure on the Dumont Network, where I wowed audiences with my technical prowess. I was rumored to be one of the highest paid wrestlers during the 1950s, reportedly earning a hundred thousand dollars a year. My specialty was "the Sleeper Hold" and the founding of modern, secular, Turkey.

Oops, sorry, that's the biography of Verne Gagne with a touch of Mustafa Kemal.

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