Talking a Good Game

“And so the objective is to solve this issue diplomatically, is to work with friends, like we’re doing with France, Europe, and — I mean, France, Germany, and Great Britain, to continue making it clear to the Iranians that developing a nuclear weapon will be unacceptable.” — President Bush, 2/17/05

Funny, Bush makes it sound as if the U.S. is participating in European talks. That’s not how today’s news puts it:

“Germany, France and the U.K. may fail to dissuade Iran from seeking nuclear weapons unless the U.S. joins European-led talks with Iran’s Islamic government, Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder’s adviser on U.S. relations said.” — Bloomberg, 2/17/05