Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Feb 8th 2007
From The Economist print edition

Why George Bush should resist a Wagnerian exit from the White House

U.S. Air Force“WE ARE not planning for a war with Iran.” So said Robert Gates, America's new defence secretary, on February 2nd. You cannot be much clearer than that. With a weak and isolated president, and an army bogged down in the misery of Iraq, the American Congress and people are hardly in fighting mood. Nonetheless, and despite Mr Gates's calming words, Iran and America are heading for a collision. Although the risk is hard to quantify, there exists a real possibility that George Bush will order a military strike on Iran some time before he leaves the White House two years from now.

Javad Zarif, Iran's ambassador to the United Nations

Charlie Rose - Sanger, Hirsh, & Takeyh / Javad Zarif

Charlie Rose Inc.
56 min 40 sec - Feb 13

Segment 1: David Sanger of The New York Times, Michael Hirsh of Newsweek, and Ray Takeyh of the Council on Foreign Relations on Iran.

Segment 2: Javad Zarif, Iran's ambassador to the United Nations


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