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January 24, 2006

How do you say Chutzpah in Farsi?

Say what you want about the Iranian government, but you've gotta admire their chutzpah. Yesterday, Iran's senior envoy to the International Atomic Energy Agency, Ali Asghar Soltaniyeh, warned the UN agency that Iran would immediately pursue a full-scale uranium enrichment program if it was referred to the UN Security Council for sanctions. In other words, if Iran is sanctioned, they will continue to do what they are already doing. (That'll teach the infidel bastards.)

I haven't seen a diplomatic move like that since Mel Brooks' Blazing Saddles, when Cleavon Little, playing the newly appointed black sheriff, held off a hostile crowd by holding a gun to his own head and threatening to "shoot the nigger" if anybody moved.

Then again, it worked for Black Bart, and who's to say the members of the IAEA are any smarter than the "white, God-fearing" folk of Rock Ridge?

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