Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Breaking News - “Tancredo and Sensenbrenner will have a field day”

Iran Shoots Back At Rice, Bush For Talk Policy: Nuke Program For Gay Marriage

Ahmadinejad Slams Pair; Seeks Other Demands, Retraction For LaRouche Comparison

Within hours of her remarks, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad bristled at what he labeled “a feminine lecture”, rejecting Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and lobbed back at President Bush his own conditions for talks between the Iran and the United States.

Ahmadinejad offered to open up to “outside inspection” Iran’s Nuclear Program, in exchange for President Bush endorsing Gay Marriage.

“If Satan opens up his great democracy to all his citizens, then Iran will open the doors to our nuclear development plans,” said the Iranian President.

Iranian President Wants Apology, and Katie Couric Autograph

In a speech before hundreds-of-thousands of Iranians, Ahmadinejad gave no indication that he would bow to U.S. demands that he suspend his nuclear program. He, in fact, later added additionally demands from the United States to sit down and talk, above Gay Marriage.

In a letter delivered by a Swiss envoy, Ahmadinejad indicated he wants the Bush Administration to endorse and ratify the Kyoto Protocol, invest more in cracking down on Internet Pornography, and an autographed picture of now former “Today Show” co-host, Katie Couric.

Ahmadinejad also demanded, above all, for President Bush to “publicly apologize” for the characterization last week that the Iranian President was an “Islamic Lyndon LaRouche”.

Harold "Ace" Larson, an analyst for the counterintelligence think tank, 'Book'em and Beat'em', quoted “sources in the field” with the unflattering depiction of Ahmadinejad, adding that the Iranians typically ignore Ahmadinejad, and turn to the Ayatollahs, to see what they should do.

Rice Threatens Sanctions; Prefers that President Bush doesn’t get involved negotiations

The hardball demands and rhetoric from Ahmadinejad followed remarks from Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, where she set conditions that Iran would have to adhere to in order for the two countries to sit down and talk, something that hasn’t occurred since 1979.

According to the Washington Post, after Rice demanded that Iran suspend its programs to enrich uranium and reprocess spent nuclear fuel as a condition for the talks, she added;

"We urge Iran to make this choice for peace, to abandon its ambition for nuclear weapons. Refusal to do so, she said, "will lead to international isolation and progressively stronger political and economic sanctions."

Rice ignored Ahmadinejad’s jab, when asked by reporters for a comment.

The Secretary also indicted that she would “prefer that President Bush doesn’t get involved in these negotiations.”

“We’ve got a relatively clean slate with Iran,” said Rice. After the thousands of tactical errors in Iraq, I would much rather handle things myself, and not to get caught up in that baggage.”

“This is going to be a good one to watch”

Ahmadinejad’s quick response puts President Bush in an awkward position, of yet another hot, dividing issue.

Going back to the 2004 Presidential Campaign, Bush called for an amendment banning same-sex marriages and, reportedly, is scheduling a June 5th Press Conference to announce he wants Congress to Federal Marriage Amendment.

And earlier this year, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-TN) promised an a June vote on the amendment, citing the busy Senate calendar and it being an election year.

“I’ve watched the videotape on these gay marriages,” said Frist, “and it is my opinion that we have to stop them.”

“Oh boy,” said David Aaronson, editor of 'What Color Is My Coat Today?', the Capital Hill Newsletter that tracks politicians who turn on their own party. “This is going to be a good one to watch.”

Aaronson said that this all but amounts to a “no-win” situation for the President, and likely, “he’ll see his number plummet even further downward.”

“The Neocon hawks want to see him invade Iran, and anything short of that is a failure,” added Aaronson. “And his Republican Congress, and his base, wants to see the Gay Marriage thing shot down and anything less then that is failure.”

“Tancredo and Sensenbrenner will have a field day. They’ll be putting up billboards saying that the President wants to see undocumented, illegal gay workers get married, and get amnesty to boot.”

President Bush is going to have to pull an even larger rabbit out of his hat, as Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has set as a condition to talk that Bush endorse Gay Marriage, in exchange for the Iranians opening up their Nuclear Program for inspection

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