Skip to comments.EU urges Bush to adopt Kerry line on Iran
Posted on 10/01/2004 7:56:50 PM PDT by AKSurprise
"European governments are lobbying the Bush administration to change course over Iran before next month's presidential election, urging Washington to adopt an incentive-driven policy that Senator John Kerry has already pledged, according to diplomats and US politicians."
"According to unnamed diplomats and a Kerry adviser, senior officials from Germany and the Netherlands - which currently holds the European Union presidency - had high-level meetings on Iran with both the White House and the Kerry camp in recent days.
"The European message was that we cannot let weeks pass before the next deadline without doing something," one diplomat said. "We need a last-ditch approach, not more pressure, but a mix with a package and incentives."
Several sources said the White House officials responded with considerable scepticism to the European initiative"
""Kerry and the European positions are close in a number of ways," said Robert Einhorn, a proliferation expert at the Center for Strategic and International Studies who has been involved in the discussions over Iran.
The European proposal would offer Iran guaranteed and closely monitored supplies of nuclear fuel for its civilian reactors in exchange for an end to Iran's development of the full fuel cycle - specifically the enrichment of uranium that can be used to make nuclear weapons."
Additionally Bush will never agree with the ludicrious idea to give Iran uranium that Kerry suggested last night. Yeah that's really going to help to stop Iran from creating nuclear weapons... That move would only accelerate the Iranians nuclear weapons program and ensure they gain WMD's. This is the same failed moronic policy of the Clinton administration that allowed North Korea to build nuclear weapons.
In two words...HELL NO!
HAHA the Euros are trying to sink Kerry too!!!!
They had to know this would get out. Havent the Euros figured out that in general terms whatever they want, a majority of Americans will instantly oppose?
"""Kerry and the European positions are close in a number of ways," "
Yeah, for one theyll both fail
I'll bet they do.
Is there any doubt in anybody's mind who's interests are in jeopardy here?
Yet more proof that what the President is doing is THE RIGHT THING!
I am really torn. Do they understand what they are doing, or not? Are the Europeans evil or stupid?
The Europeans are nothing but cheese-eating surrender monkeys!!
"An Incentive-Driven Policy"
That would be giving Iran nuclear fuel like Clinton did north korea. wouldnt it? N. Korea broke its agreement and built a bomb anyways, didnt they?
Following what the "euros" want is difficult since they have a two tier system. National interests and the "EU" level. Kind of like Iran itself.
"EU" wants Iranian contracts.
They want to make money.
Iran is a bit weird sometimes....
I forgot the LOL /sarcasm at the end of that...
Iran sucks. I really sincerely hope they are next. They deserve it the bastards....
Same reason they want to end weapons sales sanctions on China, they are greedy and don't care who they hurt or what danger they bring to the world. Business is more important to them than are security and morals.
Yes- "give" the Iranians nuclear fuel. They need to generate "power"...
And have the IAEA "monitor" its use (Hans Blix is needing a job anyway, and he held this same job in oversight of North Korea...)
In exchange for Iranian "promises" to not enrich it for weapons!
The "North Korean" solution! Which has worked so well.
Are the Europeans delusional, duplicitous or stupid?
Yes, yes and yes....
Also known as the Kim Jung Il Method for getting A-bombs from stupid Americans."
TRANSLATION: Go F' yerselves.
If Bush is losing, why would they be lobbying Bush to enact changes that Kerry will put into place shortly? Hmm?
Robert Einhorn- Klintonista "proliferation expert"- an idiot.
An interesting tap dance he did in 1997 regarding the same Klintonista bilateral "carrot-and-stick" negotiations with North Korea that he is now advancing as the enlightened approach toward Iran of Kerry and the EEE-UUUU..
OOOPs- I said carrot and stick negotiations. Actually, there is no stick.
Just plain NO!
20 years in the Senate without authoring any significant legislation also proves Kerry is a follower, not a leader.
Infact, let's go further than that. It's beginning to look like Kerry's claim of gaining cooperation from the rest of the world is really the other way 'round. It looks more like Kerry would be doing the world's bidding and claiming all the ideas were his.
Yes, stop proleferation and give IRAN nuke material. Kerry is dangerous to America
"The European proposal would offer Iran guaranteed and closely monitored supplies of nuclear fuel for its civilian reactors in exchange for an end to Iran's development of the full fuel cycle - specifically the enrichment of uranium that can be used to make nuclear weapons."
No mentally competent human being would believe for a nanosecond that this could work. Not even Eurotrash.
Kerry is clearly in bed with the corrupt leaders of the EU, as this proposal can only exist to line some pockets with big big money.
Obviously the French, Germans and Russians have a buttload of money to make still.
This is pretty wild. Has anyone ever heard of a presidential candidate or his representatives holding private talks with a foriegn agency?
They want GWB to "Flip Flop" and sound like the infomercial slickster Kerry! Seems Clinton tried this neuclear fuel BS with NK. Guess the Frogs and their Treaty of Versailles mentality and the EU with a Chamberlain mentality want this. What CRAP! Negotiate with the Government of the US, stop trying to get involved in a political campaign.
Europe's best hope for restoring world influence and past greatness is to build cultural and strategic alliances with Arabic countries, forming "Eurabia." In that scenario, Israel and America become its adversaries.
So, in sum, the answer to EU's request is: "EFFIN NEVER."
SHOVE IT !!!!!
Kerry's North Korean statements were frightening. And how could he stand there and LIE that Preisent Bush was responsible after it was policy implemented by Clinton & half-bright?
I'm sorry but I stopped reading after..
"According to unnamed diplomats and a Kerry adviser"
Let's get some rest. I have a feeling that there are going to be some really, REALLY long lines to stand in Nov.2.
Let me see if I understand this.
Hey Iran, If you promise not to kill us, we will give you the stuff to kill us with.
Hey North Korea, if we give you food and fuel oil, you promise not to make any nuclear bombs.
How stupid are we?
How nice of the Euros to want to speed up the process. Iran gets to irradiate the fuel rods faster. They won't have to fabricate and enrich their own fuel. Note this assumes they'll be allowed to operate a reactor. Then once the fuel is removed, Iran can reprocess the fue rods much sooner to extract the plutonium. That should save them a year or so.
Once they have a nuclear bomb, it's a different game. There's no going back.
They cannot afford the socialist frankenstein they have created, and they do not have the political will or vision to kill the beast. Faced with certain defeat in the near future because their system is bankrupt, or the possibility that Israel or the US will get nuked in the future but will allow a short term benefit to the current ruling elite, is obviously a no-brainer for those short sighted fools.
Perhaps they should pause to consider the Madrid bombing and that they are a heck of a lot closer to Tehran than we are.