Here's one that is actually breathtaking: According to Reuters, Senator Edwards has stated:
If elected U.S. president, Sen. John Kerry would offer Iran a deal allowing itIn other words, "Kedwards" would trust the Iranian mullahs to keep their nuclear plants as long as they promised (presumably "cross their hearts," or maybe it's "crescent their hearts") not to develop or acquire fuel capable of use in nuclear bombs.
to keep its nuclear power plants if it gave up the right to retain bomb-making
nuclear fuel . . . .
But there's more:
If Iran rejected this proposal, Kerry would ensure European allies were
prepared to join the United States in imposing strict sanctions against
Iran, said Edwards.
"If we are engaging with Iranians in an effort to reach this great bargain and if in fact this is a bluff that they are trying to develop nuclear weapons capability, then we know that our European friends will stand with us," said the North Carolina Democrat.
Holy Toledo! So Kerry wants to allow the mullahs to have nuclear reactors, and rely on France and Germany (that's what Kedwards and the Democrats mean when they say "our European allies") to put pressure on Iran not to use that capability to develop nuclear weapons?
Frankly, folks, this is very, very frightening stuff. I actually find it astonishing. Even so, I hope Kedwards keep advancing these kinds of initiatives. The more they do, the more likely Bush's re-election will become.
(Hat tip to Roger L. Simon for this; read Mr. Simon's incisive comments on this proposed initiative here.)