What to do next with nuclear Mullahs - Excerpts
"we need to understand the history of the Islamic Revolution, and avoid several traps.
Trap number one: we must not fall for the allure of false democratic movements, such as the Mujehedin-e Khalq."
"Trap number two: we must not fall for so-called “reformists,” who tell the State Department (and others) that “moderates” exist within the clerical leadership who will walk away from the bearded boy president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Also - "I have always counselled my friends in the Balouchi, Kurdish, Azeri, and Turkomen communities not to opt for separatist agendas, and I would counsel the U.S. government to avoid this as well."
" I think President Bush should take the opportunity presented by the 18-pages of drivel from Ahmadinejad to send a reply – not to the bearded boy president, whom I leave to Tom McInerney and the U.S. Air Force – but to the people of Iran.
"The President should reaffirm his commitment to helping them to achieve their freedom, and then pledge material assistance."
"He should announce that he is appointing a high-level emissary to the Free People of Iran."
"...should then convene a loya jirga of Iranian opposition leaders who are committed to freedom, pluralism, secularism, and the rule of law."
"The President should also pledge that he will ask Congress to commit the necessary resources - $300 million minimum, $500 million would be better – to carry out the plan developed by the loya jirga. We need to get money and equipment into Iran to help the freedom fighters wage political warfare."
Thank you, Mr. Timmerman!