Thursday, September 28, 2006

Ahmadinejad pounds pulpit, everyone yawns

Iran is still talking about that whole nuke thing. Its become a broken record, and with oil prices falling so sharply Ahmadinejad has kind of lost his bully pulpit:

Iran's hard-line president said Wednesday Iran won't give up "one iota" of its right to pursue a peaceful nuclear program.

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad reiterated his uncompromising stance as Iran's top nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani held talks with European Union foreign policy chief Javier Solana in Berlin, described by an EU official as "very intense."

"In negotiations, they tell us to suspend (uranium) enrichment even for a day on the pretext of a technical problem so that they continue talks," state-run television quoted Ahmadinejad as saying Wednesday. "Our response to them is that no one has the right to give up the rights of the Iranian nation."
This is the political equivalent of jumping up and down, waving your arms and saying "Hey! Hey!! Look at me!"