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BROWN-NOSING IRAN

By ATWadmin On May 27th, 2007

brown20blair.jpgPrime Minister-in-waiting Gordon Brown has been busy demonstrating one of the big differences between him and Tony Blair. For all his drippy lefty language, Blair was unafraid to use "hard power" to deal with Afghanistan and Iraq. That, of course, is why the MSM so despise him. But Gordon has other ideas as to how we cope with the Mad Mullahs in Tehran.  

"We want a peaceful settlement to the Iran issue," he said. Asked directly if he could rule out military action, Mr Brown said simply that multilateral action and economic sanctions were the best way forward. "

 

The difficulty is that the only multilateral actions possible revolve around ineffective economic sanctions, limited by EU financial self-interest. So, the "soft power" Gordon favours won’t work, and indeed has already proven itself absolutely useless. So, where to for Gordon – more multilateral conferences, more empty statements…..? 

6 Responses to “BROWN-NOSING IRAN”

  1. Tony Blair relied on the President rather than the precedent while Gordon Brown with the Iraq experience behind him seems to be a bit of a wimp at the moment. He doesn’t realise that the nation can’t be extricated from the quagmire into which Blair plunged it by the simple procedure of a withdrawal.

  2. Brown didn’t actually rule out military action, but it’s unlikely that the UK would be involved in any case. Any military action will have to come from the US air force and I would say it’s a 50-50 chance before Bush leaves the White House. Whether it will succeed is another matter.

  3. Peter, it’s more than a 50-50 chance. Bush had his gunsights set on Iran long before the nuclear issue – and probably long before the Axis of Evil speech.

    If the UK fails to back the US on this one, the likelihood is that it will have to draw closer to Europe.

  4. Adrian

    Rest assured that when it comes to a choice between supporting the USA or siding with the EU in foreign affairs, the UK will always back the USA. This will apply under Brown just as much as any previous prime minister.

  5. Rest assured that when it comes to a choice between supporting the USA or siding with the EU in foreign affairs, the UK will always back the USA. This will apply under Brown just as much as any previous prime minister.

    Brown will ride out the rest of bushes presidency. then a new vision for the "special relationship" will no doubt be presented.

  6. Peter,
    American foreign policy will settle the issue since the British are generally (perceived to be) a more pragmatic people than the Americans. Britons as a species won’t be happy to shed their blood for Halliburton.