Friday, January 12, 2007

"Irany" Of The Day

[Posted by reader_iam]

Pat at Stubborn Facts marvels at Iran's gall in proclaiming the sanctity of diplomatic buildings.
Well, no. The "crudest possible violation of the Vienna convention on consular relations" would be to take 53 diplomats of an embassy and hold them as hostages for 444 days, often in brutal conditions and subject to hostile interrogations.

Ah--but that's different, right? Because if it's an imperialistic American compound, with evil Americans in it, it's fair game.