Monday, August 30, 2004

Skimming the Post

Today's has two great headlines. First we find that "Edwards Says Kerry Plans to Confront Iran on Weapons". Okay, so why is Edwards saying this instead of Kerry? Would it be too confrontational if Kerry says it? But it gets worse, because the Kedwards approach to confrontation boils down to this:
A John F. Kerry administration would propose to Iran that the Islamic state be allowed to keep its nuclear power plants in exchange for giving up the right to retain the nuclear fuel that could be used for bomb-making, Democratic vice presidential nominee John Edwards said in an interview yesterday.

Edwards said that if Iran failed to take what he called a "great bargain," it would essentially confirm that it is building nuclear weapons under the cover of a supposedly peaceful nuclear power initiative. He said that, if elected, Kerry would ensure that European allies were prepared to join the United States in levying heavy sanctions if Iran rejected the proposal....
Heavy sanctions? Wow! I suppose France would vow never to repeal its headscarf ban.

Then there's this headline, which in light of recent polling trends seems to be post-mature (pun intended): "Series of Misjudgments Cost President His Lead".

Some days it doesn't pay to get the paper out of bed.