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Posted: 8/30/2004 8:16:58 AM EST
This speaks for itself...

www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/08/30/1093852184349.html?oneclick=true


A John Kerry administration would propose to Iran that it be allowed to keep
its nuclear power plants
in exchange for giving up the right to retain the
nuclear fuel that could be used for bomb-making, the Democratic
vice-presidential nominee, John Edwards, has said.

Senator Edwards said that if Iran failed to take what he called a "great
bargain", it would essentially confirm that it is building nuclear weapons
under the cover of a supposedly peaceful nuclear power program.

He said that, if elected, John Kerry would ensure European allies were
prepared to join the US in levying heavy sanctions if Iran rejected the
proposal.

"If we are engaging with Iranians in an effort to reach this great bargain,
and if in fact this is a bluff that they are trying to develop nuclear
weapons capability, then we know that our European friends will stand with
us," Senator Edwards said.

The notion of proposing such a bargain with Iran, combined with Senator
Kerry's statement last December that he was prepared to explore "areas of
mutual interest" with Tehran, suggests Senator Kerry would take a sharply
different approach with Iran than George Bush has done.

Washington has not had diplomatic relations with Tehran since the 1979
revolution, and President Bush called Iran part of an "axis of evil" with
North Korea and Saddam Hussein's Iraq. Earlier this month, Mr Bush said Iran
"must abandon her nuclear ambitions".

Senator Edwards will deliver a speech in North Carolina today that aides
said would seek to sharpen the differences with the Bush Administration on a
range of foreign policy issues. Seizing on Mr Bush's statement last week
that he had miscalculated the postwar conditions in Iraq, Senator Edwards
will lay out a broad indictment of how he believes the Administration has
miscalculated on Iraq, overseas alliances, Afghanistan and other issues.

Senator Edwards, interviewed in Washington on Sunday, said that in
Afghanistan, Senator Kerry would push to expand NATO forces beyond Kabul to
enhance security, and would double the $US123 million ($175 million)
budgeted for 2004 to counter the drug trade in that country.

Senator Edwards also said the Democrats would be able to obtain greater NATO
involvement in Iraq, even though NATO has said it will be hard to undertake
a large-scale mission there until the work in Afghanistan is completed.

Senator Edwards accused the Bush Administration of abdicating responsibility
for the Iranian nuclear threat to the Europeans, who have maintained
relations with Tehran and have tried to broker a deal that would end its
nuclear enrichment program.

"A nuclear Iran is unacceptable for so many reasons, including the
possibility that it creates a gateway and the need for other countries in
the region to develop nuclear capability - Saudi Arabia, Egypt, potentially
others," Senator Edwards said.

Senator Kerry first outlined the idea of providing nuclear fuel to Iran in
June - a proposal favoured by many Europeans - but Senator Edwards was more
explicit in suggesting a Kerry administration would actively seek an
agreement with the Iranians.

"At the end of the day, we have to have some serious negotiating leverage in
this discussion with the Iranians," he said, noting that Senator Kerry would
press the Europeans to do much more than "taking rewards away" if the
Iranians fail to act.

The Washington Post

Link Posted: 8/30/2004 9:32:07 AM EST
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 10:06:05 AM EST

Originally Posted By brasspile:
Why not just sell them nukes and make some profit?



yeah, tell me about it
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 10:11:40 AM EST
John Kerry, John Edwards, Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, ... Put 'em all in a bag and shake it up and you couldn't tell the difference between 'em. Just makes the bully bolder.

They all make the same mistake of thinking that most people are like us (U.S.). They are not. They are not reasonable, compassionate, responsible,_____________,____________

No worries though; Israel will deal with it if we don't.
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 10:16:33 AM EST
Negotiating and making deals with Islamofascist terrorists only gives them an opportunity to increase their strength until they are ready to unleash it. They view a willingness to negotiate (on our part) as weakness.
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 10:20:35 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/30/2004 10:21:06 AM EST by EricTheHun]
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 10:22:04 AM EST

Originally Posted By EricTheHun:
Post from RustyTX -

John Kerry, John Edwards, Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, ... Put 'em all in a bag and shake it up and you couldn't tell the difference between 'em.

Sure you could!

Bill Clinton would be the one with the woodie!

Sorry, but it had to be said.....

Eric The(TomFoolery)Hun



Too easy!
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 10:22:44 AM EST
“America has been in too many wars for any of our wishes, but not a one of them was won by being sensitive. The men who beheaded Daniel Pearl and Paul Johnson will not be impressed by our sensitivity. Those who threaten us, and kill innocents around the world, do not need to be treated more sensitively. They need to be destroyed." --- Dick Cheney, Aug. 12, 2004
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 10:22:48 AM EST
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 10:24:54 AM EST
I think Israeli F-15s would change his plans.
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 10:29:45 AM EST
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 10:32:43 AM EST
Great idea! That program worked out really well when the last bedwetting Democrat in the White House offered it to North Korea.
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 10:33:18 AM EST

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:
[arfcom Bush Basher]Yeah but GB is BAD, so yeah, you should vote for, umm..........someone other than him, yeah. [/arfcom Bush Basher]



I drove behind a young lady last week in a little SUV thing that had two anti-bush stickers on the back of her car, but more importantly she had a baby in the back seat. I guess the irony is lost on her.
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 12:33:35 PM EST
And when the bag was opened, Carter would be the one saying I sinned, I thought about getting a woodie!
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 11:27:23 PM EST

Originally Posted By FLAL1A:
Great idea! That program worked out really well when the last bedwetting Democrat in the White House offered it to North Korea.



+1......they never fucking learn do they?
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 11:58:31 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/31/2004 12:00:17 AM EST by Va_Dinger]
Did any of you bother to read the article? All it says is that Kerry offered to let them keep there nuclear POWER PLANTS, and they give up the spent fuel each time they refuel. Its not saying they can keep nuclear weapons or WMD. What exactly is wrong with that suggestion? The Iranians get cheap power and no spent fuel rods to enrich into weapons material.
Link Posted: 8/31/2004 12:15:59 AM EST
Link Posted: 8/31/2004 12:18:38 AM EST

Originally Posted By Va_Dinger:
Did any of you bother to read the article? All it says is that Kerry offered to let them keep there nuclear POWER PLANTS, and they give up the spent fuel each time they refuel. Its not saying they can keep nuclear weapons or WMD. What exactly is wrong with that suggestion? The Iranians get cheap power and no spent fuel rods to enrich into weapons material.




You must be VERY niave.

SGtar15
Link Posted: 8/31/2004 2:24:04 AM EST

Originally Posted By Va_Dinger:
Did any of you bother to read the article? All it says is that Kerry offered to let them keep there nuclear POWER PLANTS, and they give up the spent fuel each time they refuel. Its not saying they can keep nuclear weapons or WMD. What exactly is wrong with that suggestion? The Iranians get cheap power and no spent fuel rods to enrich into weapons material.



The problem is what sKerry's planned reaction to a breach of the agreement would entail. Sanctions, mean talk? This is Kmart security guard type enforcement, not twenty year enemy of the USA with nuclear ambitions enforcement. It is akin to letting a felon out of prison early because he promises to be nice. Planerench out.
Link Posted: 8/31/2004 2:58:36 AM EST

Originally Posted By Va_Dinger:
Did any of you bother to read the article? All it says is that Kerry offered to let them keep there nuclear POWER PLANTS, and they give up the spent fuel each time they refuel. Its not saying they can keep nuclear weapons or WMD. What exactly is wrong with that suggestion? The Iranians get cheap power and no spent fuel rods to enrich into weapons material.




please tell me this was a joke!

Hello, McFly!

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