Are our WARries over?
While expressing hope that Iran might go as far as totally freezing enrichment activities - as demanded by the UN Security Council - ElBaradei told reporters that there had been a "marked slowdown" in centrifuges on line and in using them to turn out enriched uranium.Well then, that's it. War cancelled.
He repeated a call for the United States to speak directly to Iran over the nuclear standoff.Pshyeah, like that's gonna happen.
ElBaradei believes "they saw the light," the diplomat said, suggesting that Tehran recognized that going ahead full-speed with their enrichment program would only provoke the council into passing new sanctions.
ElBaradei held out hope Tehran might go even further.
"At this delicate stage, ideally they would even freeze what they have at the present stage," he told reporters.
On the linked issue - Iran's pledge to be forthright with the agency - ElBaradei said progress there could go a long way in defusing the crisis.
"Saw the light"? Progress? No! No! Nonono! How many times has the Nation-o'-Cheney told you not to defuse a crisis!? Now he's gonna have to go and concoct a whole new scary scenario. What a way to ruin a Monday.