This could get interesting.
TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran said on Wednesday it would welcome President Barack Obama's offer of a change in U.S. policy provided it involved a withdrawal of U.S. troops from abroad and an apology for past "crimes" against Tehran.
I would point out -perhaps needlessly- to the reading and thinking public, that in eight years with Bush at the helm, we never saw this level of chutzpah from the Iranian maniac; it was completely out of the question to think that America might apologize to the "axis of evil." In the Age of Obama, however, anything is possible. That's what keeps me up at night.
In other news, a "respected think tank" has predicted that Iran could have the ability to build a nuclear bomb by the end of next year. This is being reported widely in the UK, in Israel of course, and India -- but in America, only by FOX News and U.S. News & World Report (so far).
BtB is not surprised to find that none of the four editorials in today's New York Times even mentions Iran. And their front page is too busy gushing over Obama's [near-$900 billion] stimulus plan -its promised "relief for jobless and states on health care" and the coming "flood of aid" in education- to bother with any silliness like Ahmadinejad's daring response to Obama or the progress of his nuclear weaponization program.
For anyone interested, on page A8 Clinton sees an opportunity for Iran to return to diplomacy. Readers of the New York Times must sleep a helluva lot better at night than I do.