Diplomacy

Ahmadinejad Wants to Talk

In a speech today on the 30th anniversary of the Iranian Revolution, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said today that “the world is entering an era of dialogue” and that “the Iranian nation is ready for talks [with the U.S.] but in a fair atmosphere with mutal respect.” Ahmadinejad, of course, will be working with President Obama, but it seems he’s still hung up on the last guy: “[The] world does not want to see the dark age of Bush repeated” and "The fate that befell Bush — and it was a very bad fate — can be viewed as a lesson for most of the people that ... want to impose their will on the world.”