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2006 May 26 — Why Now?
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Iran Update

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An update on the on-going campaign to attack Iran by Shrubbery and the Mayberry Machiavellis.

As Juan Cole points out, since 2003 Iran has been trying to arrange direct talks with the United States over various items of mutual interest.

While Dr. Cole notes that the “Iran as the banker of terrorism” was discredited some time ago, early this morning on the BBC World Service Undersecretary of State Nicholas Burns was repeating the meme once again.

CNN reported today that Iran wants the US to stop the bluster, and let’s talk. The Christian Science Monitor points to the reality that the biggest sticking point on the Iranian side is the lack of a US security guarantee for Iran.

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May 26, 2006   Comments Off on Iran Update

Translation Exercise

How do you say My Lai in Arabic?


May 26, 2006   2 Comments

Potter Science

Via the Invisible Librarian we “discover” Dracorex hogwartsia: the Dragon King of Hogwarts, while DARPA hopes to create Harry Potter’s Invisibility Cloak without having to breed a Demiguise.

I’m still waiting for my flying car.

May 26, 2006   Comments Off on Potter Science

Friday Cat Blogging

Waiting for a Table

Friday Cat Blogging

The service is really slow, we should come later.

[Editor: From the top: Gray-Nose, Mrs. D, Lone Ranger, Tonto, Mittens, with Katy exiting the frame at the bottom.

Friday Ark

May 26, 2006   9 Comments