Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Every One's a Wiener

UPDATE: We serve hot dogs, the Basiji serve blood sausage. Enough with the charade, m'kay?

I thought this was silly before, but now it seems, well, bizarre:

The United States said Monday its invitations were still standing for Iranian diplomats to attend July 4 celebrations at US embassies despite the crackdown on opposition supporters.

President Barack Obama's administration said earlier this month it would invite Iran to US embassy barbecues for the national holiday for the first time since the two nations severed relations following the 1979 Islamic revolution.

"There's no thought to rescinding the invitations to Iranian diplomats," State Department spokesman Ian Kelly told reporters.

Or perhaps no thought at all. Not to put too fine a point on it, but why the hell would you want to invite a bunch of thugs over to your barbecue? If you need a reminder of who these people are and what they represent, check out this link and keep scrolling.


Night Writer said...

To paraphrase Bismarck, foreign policy is like a wiener; it is better not to see it being made.

Gino said...

whats all the fuss. iran is whole lot freer,secular and democratic than saudi arabia.

why dont we do something?

oh, i forgot. the saudis are our friends.

Mark Heuring said...

Not my friend, Gino.