Sarkozy's government is keeping the pace moving, he seems to be the driving force right now. That's good, because no one else seems to give a damn, not anyone that has any leverage, that is. This is what has to happen, in order for this thing to have any chance of succeeding this late in the game. It should have happened sooner, when the threat was first realized. But, nevertheless, I am just glad someone is doing something. (It may not be much, but it's something.)
Iran Responds To French Pressure
"We hope that such statements are superficial and do not reflect France's realistic and strategic points of view," Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohammad-Ali Hosseini said Monday, according to the state-run Islamic Republic News Agency.
Okay. I am going to try and help here. I don't know how much good I can do, but I'll try anyway:
Now would be an excellent time for Germany, Britain, and the rest of Europe to speak with one voice. Now would a great time for them to validate their support and show unity. Many in those nations have wanted this experiment, AKA the EU. This is the only way this is going to be resolved, it's the only way anyone will respect. If we keep getting mixed signals from the rest of the member states (or inaction, altogether), the message will get diluted.
The message needs to be clear, because time is wasting. It'd be nice if Russia and China would do it too, but this is not likely at this point. So, it's really up to Europe to take this torch, run with it, and guard it.
China, Russia Spying On U.S.
Like this is some new development. This went on for years and it goes on now. So what? The key in all of this is, we have known about it for a long time. Both of them ignore the threats that they should be concerned with, and stress over us. That's called straining at a gnat and swallowing a camel.
Leahy Threatens To Obstruct AG Confirmation
So says the Politico:
The early reviews were notable for the restraint, if not outright optimism, shown by all sides in the fight over a successor for what has become one of the most politically charged federal agencies.
One key exception was Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), who suggested in a statement Monday that he won’t schedule confirmation hearings until the White House provides more information about the nine controversial U.S. attorney firings and the administration’s terrorist surveillance programs.
Is anyone really surprised?