Via Garance Franke-Ruta, a fitting rejoinder to Mahmoud Ahmadenijad:



Meanwhile, Roger Cohen turned sensible all of a sudden:
"nonproliferation must prevail. It has prevailed in the past — in South Africa, Libya, South America. It must be made to work in Iran." Quite so (NB: in the business "nonproliferation" means diplomacy as opposed to "counterproliferation" which means blowing things up) and we should keep in mind that these real issues on the US-Iranian diplomatic agenda have, at the end of the day, nothing to do with Ahmadenijad's cartoonish antics.

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