Sunday, October 31, 2004

THIS, RATHER THAN OSAMA'S TAPE, merits the "October surprise" label, because this is certainly a much, much bigger issue. Though I agree that it's hardly surprising:
Iran's parliament Sunday unanimously passed a resolution allowing the government to continue its uranium enrichment activities, despite recent efforts by European negotiators to curb the program.

After the vote was passed, several lawmakers stood up and shouted: "Death to America."

Iran has previously stated its nuclear program is intended for peaceful civilian uses. The Iranians have said they have every right to resume enriching uranium.

Enriched uranium can be a fuel for both nuclear energy and atomic weapons.
Sure, they need the energy; as everybody knows, Iran doesn't have a drop of oil.