Friday, September 01, 2006

Today's Cartoon: Iran Ignores United Nations Deadline For Nuclear Program

It's not that I don't believe that Iran is using its nuclear technology to build bombs; I mean, all they have to do is look at North Korea to understand the way in which nuclear weapons are used in order to get "serious talks" with the West. As well, when both of their neighbours have been invaded by the United States (who is now threatening to attack/invade them next) it really wouldn't surprise me in the slightest to find out that Iran was working on a nuclear weapon; to be used as a deterrent for such an invasion.

The problem is that as long as the Bush Administration remains in office, the rest of the world will seem reluctant to act upon (or even believe) what the United States has to say, regardless if it's true or not (remember Iraq?). And while President Bush is quick to call for "consequences" against those who defy the United Nations (when it acts on his behalf), he is just as quick to reject and ignore its condemnation of his own actions (and those of his allies); and as a result, it seems that much of the world would just rather ignore him at this point.

The United States, as it is today, has become a distraction to the rest of the world. While the Bush Administration continues to try and force its Middle East agenda through the United Nation, more countries are trying to act as a counter balance to who they see as the bigger threat to the region. Thus, countries like Iran are able to secretly go about their business because everyone else is too busy concerning themselves with what America is doing (or has already done).

Now, I'm not saying that new leadership in Washington would automatically solve all of the world's problems; but when most of those problems are being viewed as a direct result of the current administration, any sort of significant change can only be viewed as a step in the right direction; even if that "direction" may mean leading the rest of the world into Iran.


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