January 15, 2006

Peace Negotiations In Our Time

For tonight's performance, the part of Neville Chamberlain will be played by the EU:

French Defence Minister Michele Alliot-Marie said Sunday talks should be pursued with Iran even though the country was resuming sensitive nuclear activities.

'In a situation like this, there are two options: either we will finally take steps that will isolate the country or we will try as hard as we can to talk to convince and make advances,' Alliot-Marie during an RTL-Le Figaro-LCI radio and television debate.

Oh, I can think of more than two options. Meanwhile, half of Congress is preoccupied with whether a Justice Alito will overturn Roe v. Wade and the other half with precisely how much graft is permissible as it selects a new leader in the House.

We are so screwed.

DOWNDATE: And if anything should happen to the EU, noted transnational deafeatist understudy Walter Cronkite has the lines well rehearsed:

Former CBS anchor Walter Cronkite, whose 1968 conclusion that the Vietnam War was unwinnable keenly influenced public opinion then, said Sunday he'd say the same thing today about Iraq.

DOUBLE DOWNDATE: Hey, thanks for the Instalanche!. Oh, it's Austin Bay. Never mind.

Posted by Charles Austin at January 15, 2006 06:16 PM