Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Running Out of Patience

After all the pomp and posturing -- and even threats -- we have heard lately from Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, can anyone really be surprised over this latest development?
Iran removed seals on its nuclear facilities Tuesday, ending a two- year freeze on work there despite warnings from the United States and other countries concerned about Tehran's nuclear ambitions.

The United States rebuked Iran for the move, calling it a step toward creating the material for nuclear bombs. British Prime Minister Tony Blair's official spokesman said the international community was "running out of patience" with Tehran.
I was always taught that you can always return something you don't want, as long as you haven't opened it. Once you break the seal, it's yours. You can't stick it back in the box and take it back to the store. You pay the price on the tag, the deal is done, and you can't get your money back.

Somebody needs to let Mr. Mahmoud know the rules of the store. No refunds or exchanges. You broke the seal, and now you are stuck with what you get.

UPDATE: Cox & Forkum has a related cartoon and post -- 01/11/2006, Songbird


Anonymous Daffyd said...

I love the distinction the Iranian Atomic Energy official tried to make:

"What we resume is merely in the field of research, not more than that... We make a difference between research on nuclear fuel technology and production of nuclear fuel."

"All we're doing is figuring out exactly how to blow up Israel, Europe and the United States. We have no intentions of ever carrying out this plan. It's just an academic exercise."

1/10/2006 12:16 PM  

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