Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Gee, I Hope We Don't Offend Anyone...

Why the Washington Post has to put quotes around the word terrorist is known only to them, but this action has only been 28 years in the making.

Iranian Unit to Be Labeled 'Terrorist'
The United States has decided to designate Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps, the country's 125,000-strong elite military branch, as a "specially designated global terrorist," according to U.S. officials, a move that allows Washington to target the group's business operations and finances.

The Bush administration has chosen to move against the Revolutionary Guard Corps because of what U.S. officials have described as its growing involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as its support for extremists throughout the Middle East, the sources said. The decision follows congressional pressure on the administration to toughen its stance against Tehran, as well as U.S. frustration with the ineffectiveness of U.N. resolutions against Iran's nuclear program, officials said.
Naturally, some nitwit thinks this is a bad idea.
The administration's move could hurt diplomatic efforts, some analysts said. "It would greatly complicate our efforts to solve the nuclear issue," said Joseph Cirincione, a nuclear proliferation expert at the Center for American Progress. "It would tie an end to Iran's nuclear program to an end to its support of allies in Hezbollah and Hamas. The only way you could get a nuclear deal is as part of a grand bargain, which at this point is completely out of reach."

Such sanctions can work only alongside diplomatic efforts, Cirincione added.
Naturally, the WaPo neglects to point out the Center for American Progress is a Clinton front group headed by Media Matters hack John Podesta and funded by George Soros.

What a convenient omission of fact.

Esteemed journalist Jeff Spicoli was again unavailable for comment.

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