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The shifting argument on Iran

Remember the paranoia about Iran acquiring nuclear weapons? Then it slowly changed.
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/06/02/politics/main5056426.shtml

“What I do believe is that Iran has legitimate energy concerns, legitimate aspirations,” Obama said, adding that the international community also “has a very real interest” in preventing a nuclear arms race.

Now the argument is changing again. From hotair

“I think we are fully capable and secure dealing with any present or future potential Iranian threat,” he told CNN’s Chris Lawrence in Baghdad, where he is on a brief trip.

“The whole purpose of this exercise we are undertaking is to diminish the prospect of the Iranians destabilizing that region in the world. I am less concerned — much less concerned — about the Iranian potential. They have no potential at this moment, they have no capacity to launch a missile at the United States of America,” he said.

We are going to engage Iran in Talks agains. Here is Secy Clinton’s threat

“Iran’s continued failure to live up to its obligations carries profound consequences for the security of the United States and our allies,” Clinton said in a speech at the Brookings Institution that previewed the administration’s agenda for the U.N. meeting. “Our concern is not Iran’s right to develop peaceful nuclear energy, but its responsibility to demonstrate that its program is intended exclusively for peaceful purposes.”

But Iran has been stating that peaceful energy garbage all along. It will continue to do that. And oh… BTW.. Iran continues to deny Holocaust

The Iranian president said Israel was formed on a “false and mythical claim” and expressed doubts whether the Holocaust, when the Nazis killed 6 million Jews during World War II, was a “real event.”

Today this came out from Nuclear Conference

VIENNA — Overriding Western objections, a 150-nation nuclear conference on Friday passed a resolution directly criticizing Israel and its atomic program for the first time in 18 years. Iran hailed the vote as a “glorious moment.”

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Israeli delegate David Danieli denounced the vote as “openly hostile to the state of Israel” and accused Iran and Syria of “creating a diplomatic smoke screen” to cover up their “pursuit of nuclear weapons.”

But chief Iranian delegate Ali Asghar Soltanieh said the vote should serve as a warning to Washington and other supporters of the Jewish state.

The U.S. Administration …. has received a message that they should not continue supporting Israel at any price,” he told reporters.

The leftist style is to change the issue when you can’t win. Iran has a right to nuclear energy. Iran is not a threat to US. The argument is changing.

It’s a Mad Mad World…