Wednesday, June 07, 2006

GAMES PART 2 (also written yesterday, not posted till today)

Note that in this story, there are still no more details about what “some nuclear technology” means. And that even though the Iranian spokesman says that this is a positive development, he still points out that there are “ambiguities” in this incentive plan that will require more talks.

So it sounds as if even the Iranians don’t exactly know what’s being offered–which is precisely the point. The press in the U.S. will play it like it’s a perfectly reasonable, explicit offer, and when Iran ultimately turns it down, the U.S. press will then pounce on Iran’s supposed unreasonableness as a casus belli.

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