War hawks must be a sad lot these days. Not only did President Obama back down Syria without military strikes. Now it appears the new leader in Iran is ready to at least simmer down. So much so that the White House is signaling plans for POTUS to shake his hand at the United Nations later this month, which hasn’t happened between an Iranian leader and an American president since 1979.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani —
Under no circumstances would we seek any weapons of mass destruction, including nuclear weapons, nor will we ever. We have never pursued or sought a nuclear bomb, and we are not going to do so. We solely are looking for peaceful nuclear technology. In its nuclear program, this government enters with full power and has complete authority. The problem won’t be from our side. We have sufficient political latitude to solve this problem.”
Guess the hawks will have to start ginning up war against China again, or maybe North Korea. They’re running out of bad guys.