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2004-10-04 Home Front: Politix
Kerry has financial ties to backers of mullah regime
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Posted by Mark Espinola 2004-10-04 1:36:54 AM|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [442 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 I cannot get over the fact that Americans (my mother inlaw is one of them) after hearing Kerry's position on Iran Nuclear Program would still vote for him. They really live in a bubble where, to them, the most pressing issue is free health care.
Posted by Anonymous4724 2004-10-04 7:53:44 AM||   2004-10-04 7:53:44 AM|| Front Page Top

#2 That would be free healthcare in the 'free lunch' sense of the word 'free'? Ain't no such thing. Surgeons and scalpels don't grow on trees, either.
Posted by Bulldog  2004-10-04 7:57:32 AM||   2004-10-04 7:57:32 AM|| Front Page Top

#3  "..provide the nuclear fuel, test them,..".That would be like giving a known rapist a rape kit to see if he use' it.
Posted by Raptor 2004-10-04 8:50:08 AM||   2004-10-04 8:50:08 AM|| Front Page Top

#4 Soooo, are the Iranians just saying they are rejecting Kerry's nuke proprosal while backdoor deals are going on?
Posted by John (Q. Citizen) 2004-10-04 9:55:15 AM||   2004-10-04 9:55:15 AM|| Front Page Top

#5 This article doesn’t pass the stink test. Kerry supposedly advocates an Iran policy because of at most a few hundred thousand dollar contributions? Give me a break. To the Kerry campaign that is chump change.

Here is a more likely reason:

Kerry sees the Iranian confrontation as a Bush weakness. So Kerry offers an “alternative”. Sure the alternative sucks, but the people who know that aren’t likely to vote for Kerry anyway.

Kerry is trying to appeal to the “international” constituency. These are people who view the US as an arrogant bully. Why should the US be able to dictate Iranian “energy” policy?

Kerry covers his pandering for the “international” vote by focusing on the US controlling the uranium fuel cycle. (Basically that is how anti-proliferation is supposed to work. Nuclear countries provide technology and fuel for peaceful energy generation in exchange for international monitoring and controlling the fuel cycle to prevent bomb development.) Bush voters know that nuclear power generation by Iran makes no economic sense and that the Iranian program is a poorly disguised weapons program. They aren’t amused by Kerry’s “nuance”. But they weren’t going to vote for Kerry anyway. (Personally, I believe Kerry got this wrong. People will move toward Bush because of Kerry’s Iran position.)


John: “Soooo, are the Iranians just saying they are rejecting Kerry's nuke proprosal while backdoor deals are going on?”

I doubt it. If the mullahs accepted nuclear fuel from the US, they would have no justification for the centrifuges that they use to make enriched uranium for their “energy” program. So the international community might demand that enrichment equipment be destroyed.

I’m surprised that Iran publicly denounced the plan. I would have expected Iran to give mixed signals while continuing bomb development. (I’m guessing that the mullah’s statement was motivated by internal politics rather than international politics.)
Posted by Anonymous5032 2004-10-04 11:20:59 AM||   2004-10-04 11:20:59 AM|| Front Page Top

#6 Yes, he wouldn't do it only for contributors' sake. K's proposal fits the "global test" scheme. Work with UK, Fr., and Ger. and IAEA. doing the same all went so swimmingly well re NK, so it has to be a winner.
Posted by Chicago Mike  2004-10-04 2:03:39 PM||   2004-10-04 2:03:39 PM|| Front Page Top

#7 The author of this article has as much credibility as the current President of the USA... none! Who are these bozos and what pathetic publication publishes them??? Kerry will determine foreign policy for $200,000 in campaign fundraising? What a joke! Finally, to refer to Iran as a blanket "mullah regime" just shows how misinformed and ignorant the writer truly is.
Posted by Snolulet Omeating8644 2004-10-08 2:39:56 PM||   2004-10-08 2:39:56 PM|| Front Page Top

#8 ahhh. yes, sniglet...all is well, Kerry has a plan!
Posted by Frank G  2004-10-08 2:57:57 PM||   2004-10-08 2:57:57 PM|| Front Page Top

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