Thursday, 4 February 2010

Washington 'provoked' by worms in space

Iran’s claim that it launched a research rocket carrying a mouse, two turtles and some worms into space generated a predictably swift and sharp response from Washington. The White House described it as a “provocative” act.

President Obama apparently remarked that it is not too late for Iran to do the right thing, “Come to the table with the international community and live up to its international obligations.”

All this brouhaha over a mouse, two turtles, and a couple of worms? There has long been speculation that Washington’s position on Iran has been shaped by pro-Israel lobbyists, but now are we supposed to believe that the White House has fallen under the influence of PETA? (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals).

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