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Nukes for Me and Mine, None for Thee and Thine, Said the Rice

Carter announcing Iran Sanctions

Condi’s threatening Iran again, on the slight chance they’re trying for nukes, because the lesson of Iraq wasn’t "if you have nukes, you’re safe. If you don’t, we’ll invade". And I’m sure the Muslim world doesn’t find it odd that no one cares about Israel having nukes, but somehow Iran having them is beyond the pale.

But really, it’s all about childhood trauma. Just like every American federal election is about Vietnam and hippies, US/Iranian diplomacy is about an America still held hostage after 30 years, playing out a sad psychodrama, over and over again.

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Ian Welsh

Ian Welsh

Ian Welsh was the Managing Editor of FireDogLake and the Agonist. His work has also appeared at Huffington Post, Alternet, and Truthout, as well as the now defunct Blogging of the President (BOPNews). In Canada his work has appeared in Pogge.ca and BlogsCanada. He is also a social media strategy consultant and currently lives in Toronto.

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