Monday, October 17, 2005


Can you guess who was very excited about Iraq's referendum on the new constitution and said today that Iraq will have a "bright future for peace and stability?"

if you guessed george W. or condi rice or rumsfeld or anyone else from their gang, you are wrong.

the correct answer is: Manouchehr Mottaki, the new foreign minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI).

And why shouldn't Mottaki and the hardline government he represents be thrilled about an Iraqi constitution that so closely mirrors the Iranian one in insisting on the centrality of Islam?

So go ahead and hail the laying of a foundation for another IRI: the Islamic Republic of Iraq. Iran's president, supreme leader, and the rest of the ruling establishment will be happy to celebrate with you.