Friday, August 14, 2009

Tiny news item says it all

From the Jordan Times, in its entirety:
King congratulates Iranian president

AMMAN (Petra) –– His Majesty King Abdullah on Thursday sent a cable to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad congratulating him on his re-election as president of Iran.

The West has allowed the farce of the Iranian elections to stand, and the publicity surrounding Ahmadinejad stealing the election has died down. The extremists have won, knowing that they could wait out the Western anger.

Now the Arab world, which had hoped the West would keep the pressure on Iran, is stuck with the results, and has to play nice.