Monday, October 04, 2004

"No Thanks, We have enough"

In case you missed it, John Kerry said in Thursday's debate that he wanted to give Iran nuclear fuel. Yes. That's right. Iran. Now there are of course caveats, but just the same, think about the idea of it...

Okay, now here's this from James Taranto:

Reuters reports from Tehran that "Iran on Sunday rebuffed a proposal by U.S. presidential candidate John Kerry who has suggested supplying the Islamic state with nuclear fuel for power reactors if Tehran agrees to give up its own fuel-making capability":

Foreign ministry spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi said it would be "irrational" for Iran to put its nuclear program in jeopardy by relying on supplies from abroad.

"We have the technology (to make nuclear fuel) and there is no need for us to beg from others," Asefi told a weekly news conference.

So this is what it means to be strongerathomerespectedintheworld. Is America ready for four years of it?

I don't know, I'm still thinking about giving nuclear fuel to Iran, regardless of whether they turned down the offer or not...
But I guess we can rest easy knowing that Iran's has a sufficient stock of nuclear fuel.

(Thanks to the Ranger for the title...)