Monday, July 23, 2007

Iran: What's New Pussycat?

Mark Steyn reminds the West that Iran holds three American hostages. Three. Why won't the press talk about it?

They would prefer to look at Iran as a sweet little kitty instead of the maturing tiger that would like to roar. And with nukes, they will do more than roar:

In America, public opinion is in no mood for war with Iran. In Washington, Congress is focused on finding the most politically advantageous way to lose in Iraq. In Europe, they've already psychologically accepted the Iranian nuclear umbrella. In the western world, where talks are not the means to the end but an end in themselves, we find it hard despite the evidence of 30 years to accept that Iran talks the talk and walks the walk. Once it goes nuclear, do you think there will be fewer fatwas on writers, stonings of homosexuals, kidnappings in international waters, forced confessions of American hostages, and bankrolling of terror groups worldwide? These latest hostages are part of a decades-old pattern of behavior. The longer it goes without being stopped, the worse it will be.
Maybe the EU is so far gone, they'll be allied with Iran.