Saturday, June 27, 2009

"You keep using that word..."

"I do not think it means what you think it means."

Iran's hardline president lashed out anew at the United States and President Barack Obama on Saturday, accusing him of interference and suggesting that Washington's stance on Iran's postelection turmoil could imperil Obama's aim of improving relations.
"We are surprised at Mr. Obama," Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said in remarks to judiciary officials broadcast on state television. "Didn't he say that he was after change? Why did he interfere?"
Wow, Ahmadinejad thinks mere tough talk is interference? One wonders what he would say to something like, say, covert arms rifles, ammo, shoulder-launched missiles, RPGs...or what certain other groups would say...

Amnesty International called the prospect of quick trials and capital punishment for some detainees "a very worrying development." It said Iran was the world's No. 2 executioner after China last year, with at least 346 known instances of people put to death. The group also called on the regime to release dozens of detained journalists it said faced possible torture.

A very worrying development. One wonders what Amnesty International would propose to be done about the whole situation, considering they don't believe in allowing the oppressed to fight back. Perhaps they think tough talk and moral suasion is going to work as well -- even with people who don't really have any morals to speak of. It must really be nice in that fantasy world.