Saturday, September 09, 2006

Sunday's Daily Briefing on Iran

DoctorZin reports, 9.10.2oo6

Khatami served with a court summons at CAIR reception.
  • PRNewswire reported that seven Jewish-Iranian families have filed suit in an American federal court against former President Mohammad Khatami over charges that he is responsible for the kidnapping and torture of their missing family members. The summons was served on Khatami at a reception hosted by the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
Bush personally signed off on Khatami's visit.
  • Paul Gigot, The Wall Street Journal interviewed President Bush on Iran who said he personally signed off on the U.S. visit this week by former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami and said "I was interested to hear what he had to say."
  • The Weekly Standard reported why the National Cathedral was the perfect setting to welcome Khatami. They also reported Iranian exiles lined the Cathedral sidewalks accusing Khatami of everything from journalistic repression to coddling terrorists to murder.
  • Iran Freedom Concert published a call to join them in a protest of Khatami's speech at Harvard.
Why Ahmadinejad chose a path of confrontation.
  • Amir Taheri, The Jerusalem Post reported the state-owned media in Teheran are conducting a psychological campaign to prepare the public for a long crisis if not actual war. He claimed that Iranians are increasingly asking whether the confrontational course adopted by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is the only, not to say the best, strategy. He also examined why Ahmadinejad has chosen this course of action.
Gingrich explains why an internal regime change in Iran is the best option.
  • Newt Gingrich, The Guardian outlined his position why a military strike on Iran should be our final option and argued that until the Iranian regime itself is replaced with one that does not sponsor terrorism and does not seek a nuclear program, then the threat will remain and grow.
Here are a few other news items you may have missed.
  • Marc Sumerlin, The Weekly Standard reported how the new Treasury Secretary can help in a showdown with Iran.
  • Defense Industry Daily reported on the recent news of Iran's new indigenous Saegheh aircraft which they claim is "similar to the F-18 fighter jet. They shed a more sober and reasoned light on this new development.
  • published Ahmadinejad's anti-Holocaust Cartoon Gallery.
  • Cox & Forkum published a cartoon: Confronting Terrorism V.