I don’t really know what to make of this piece in the Post. It’s about Bush and his message to the Iranian people. Strangely enough, it seems pretty reasonable and even reasoned:
“I would say to the Iranian people: We respect your history. We respect your culture. We admire the entrepreneurial skills of your people. I would say to the Iranian people that I recognize the importance of your sovereignty — that you’re a proud nation, and you want to have a positive future for your citizens,” Bush said, answering quickly and without notes.
“In terms of the nuclear issue,” he continued, “I understand that you believe it is in your interest — your sovereign interest, and your sovereign right — to have nuclear power.
He even goes on to suggest more cultural and educational exchanges with Iran. There doesn’t seem to be any belligerence here, which makes me wonder who has kidnapped Bush and replaced him with an unbelievable simulacrum?