Thursday, April 05, 2007

Kidnapped Brits Return Home

From the Associated Press:
ROYAL MARINE BASE CHIVENOR, England - Fifteen Royal Navy sailors and marines held captive by Iran returned home Thursday to a nation relieved at their freedom but also outraged that they were used by Tehran's propaganda machine.

Prime Minister Tony Blair insisted that no deal had been cut for their release and he called for continued international pressure on the hard-line Iranian regime.
Recent intelligence estimates say that Iran may have weapons-grade uranium as soon as 2009.

Once again, Iran has shown itself to be subjugated by a barbarous regime that shuns the norms of civilization. The time for empty, toothless diplomacy is nearly past.