Friday, February 23, 2007

Today's Cartoon: Iran Defies UN Nuclear Deadline

Just as America's diplomatic effort to get North Korea to end it's nuclear program was seen as much needed boost to the Bush Administration's perceived credibility, the UN's attempt to get Iran to abandon it's nuclear ambition, could be viewed the exact same way; with the only difference being the result.

Regardless of whether or not people agree that Iran should be permitted to advance it's nuclear program; the IAEA has seemingly staked its entire reputation on the belief that not only should Tehran not be allowed to pursue nuclear technology (of any kind), but that they will somehow be able to deter the Iranians from doing so diplomatically and thus prevent any military confrontation with the US and Israel, in the process.

A fairly tall order for an organization which possesses no real authority and must rely entirely on the willingness of countries to cooperate with it, in order to work... And depend completely on the acceptance of other nations, in order for that work to actually mean anything.

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