Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Bush obtains EU support on nuke issue in Iran

Although it is often reported or opined that US President George W. Bush is very unpopular in Europe, he has just managed, for good or ill, to obtain EU support to threraten the Islamic Republic of Iran with " further sanctions unless it verifiably suspends nuclear enrichment ". Like him or otherwise, Bush also won his second term in 2004 in spite of the reportedly very widespread opposition, including in the United States itself and Europe, to his decision to launch the 2003 Iraq War.

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2 Comments:

Blogger kittykat46 said...

Like Bush or Hate Bush, I'm afraid once Iran crosses a certain threshold in continuing to enrich uranium, no responsible Western government is going to be able to remain passive. The previous French government maybe, but not the current President. Not Germany, much as they prefer to avoid an armed conflict. UK is more or less in Bush's pocket.

An enriched uranium bomb is technically relatively easy to build, the crux is getting the required enriched uranium, which is a massive industrial effort.

I'm getting very pessimistic about how this may all end. A Western blockade of Iran, a US and Israeli attack, Iranian counter attack, Oil at $ 300 per barrel, hyper inflation, mass unemployment, mass hunger around the world.

10:23 PM  
Blogger James Wong Wing-On said...

actually, my point is not about Iran as such but generally about the discrepancy between broad impression and reality.

11:51 PM  

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