Saturday, February 24, 2007

Iranian Foreign Minister Says US Impotent to Attack

TEHRAN, Feb. 24 (Xinhua) -- Iranian Foreign Minister said on Saturday that the United States was in no position to launch military strike against the Islamic Republic, stressing that talks were the only choice to resolve the nuclear standoff.

"We do not see the U.S. in a position to impose another crisis on its tax payers by starting another war in the region," Manouchehr Mottaki told reporters during a press conference with his Bahraini counterpart, in a response to U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney's warnings over Tehran earlier Saturday.

"But the Islamic Republic of Iran has prepared for two scenarios. We prefer the second one which is based on dialogue and constructive interaction," Mottaki added.

That has to smart a bit. They don't understand DeadEye Dick Cheney and George "Rapture Ready" Bush that well though. They don't care about our taxpayers, our military capabilities, or any such reality based concerns. We haven't had to use too many missiles up since the start of the Iraq invasion. We may not have the ground troops, but we can bomb them until the whole region is a smoking mess, just the way that apparently they like it.