Clever Hitchens, looking to make an end run around the thicket of Iran policy, suggests we go to the mullahs and kill them with kindness — kindness aimed, that is, at their own pro-American people.
Creativity points, clearly, are in order — but Tehran would grasp easily that a speech by Bush, or any US President, live and in person to the Persian masses means the jig is up, up, and away.
Query then whether we might bully them into doing it. Ponder the opportunity for letting gleam that other weapon of the Cold War…
“An iron veil has descended across a proud and ancient civilization. Mr. Ahmadinejad, tear down this veil!”