September 22, 2003

I'm Not Making Threats, I'm Just Stating Facts

Well, if the American Enterprise Institute can make foreign policy, why can't the Economic Policy Institute? Max Sawicky sends a message to the Iranian government that it needs to turn all its resources to preventing further terrorist attacks on U.S. soil--or else:

Weblog Entry - 09/22/2003: "1001 NIGHTS OF MAXSPEAK": Just did a radio interview with the "Voice of Islam" that will be broadcast in Tehran. Most of the questions were about the U.S. budget deficit. Among them (paraphrasing approximately):

Q: Will the deficit prevent the U.S. from invading more countries?

A. No. We invade countries whether or not we can afford it. If there are no more terrorist attacks on the U.S., we probably won't invade more countries. Otherwise, however, Iran is a leading candidate.

What the hey, I'm no Richard Holbrooke. I just hope it's taken the right way.

I think he should have also demanded that the Iranian government buy and give to every Iranian household a copy of the collected works of Salman Rushdie as well.

Posted by DeLong at September 22, 2003 05:24 PM | TrackBack

Comments

"Hey Max, there's some guy named Ashcroft at the front door, with a couple of FBI agents. They want to discuss foreign policy with you . . . "

Posted by: Barry Ritholtz on September 22, 2003 05:50 PM

"Hey Max, there's some guy named Ashcroft at the front door, with a couple of FBI agents. They want to discuss foreign policy with you . . . "

Posted by: Barry Ritholtz on September 22, 2003 05:52 PM

No wonder so much of the rest of the world hates our guts.

Posted by: non economist on September 22, 2003 07:16 PM

Perhaps if we killed their leaders and forcibly converted them to Christianity, that would solve the problem.

Posted by: joe on September 23, 2003 11:04 AM

invasion junkie.

Posted by: bryan on September 24, 2003 02:50 AM

"No wonder so much of the rest of the world hates our guts"

To be hated by governments like Iran's is an honor, not something to be ashamed of.

Posted by: Abiola Lapite on September 24, 2003 04:58 AM
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