Had Saddam Hussein made the same claim as Ahmadinejad, the question over weapons of mass destruction would have been settled at once.
The Washington Times are accusing the US Government for hypocrisy in a fresh editorial. This is what is written:
Iranian President Ahmadinejad announced last week that Tehran has the capability to produce weapons-grade uranium. There is a reason that highly enriched uranium is called «weapons-grade» and it has nothing to do with peaceful uses of nuclear power.
It is a measure of Western impotence that the U.S. went to war with Iraq in 2003 to prevent the very things Iran is announcing with pride in 2010. Had Saddam Hussein made the same claim, the question over weapons of mass destruction would have been settled at once.
Discussion swirls around various forms of sanctions: smart sanctions, focused sanctions, effective sanctions, sanctions that bite.
However, there is no reason to think that any sanctions regime will dissuade Tehran from its current course of action. The limited courses of action being discussed in Washington are irrelevant. Tehran will pursue its revolutionary interests.
Source: Washington Times.
It is amazing to see the different approaches by the US and the so-called allied coalition in regards to handling Iraq and Iran. While the US President George W Bush and UK Prime Minster Tony Blair was quick in their conclusion than Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction, they refuse to conclude on Iran.
Both US President Barack Hussein Obama and UK Prime Minster Gordon Brown are not taking the promises from Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at face value.
While Saddam Hussein was denying having such weapons, the Iranian leader boosts about his «weapons-grade» capabilites. They attacked «modeate Iraq» and Radicalized and angered the Muslim World. Now they refuse to attack the main culprit of political instability in the Middle East, a regime that publicly have announced it will destroy the state of Israel.
Its just amazing.
Lecturing other nations about how they should behave whilst doing the opposite oneself, as the United States has done consistently in my lifetime, is called hypocrisy. Since the US regards itself as a Christian country, it might note that the New Testament gets more exercised about hypocrisy than any other human failing.