Ahmedinjad was the best thing to happen to Syria in the last two years.
Syria’s problems started during the Iraq war when Bashar carelessly wished for the defeat of the invading forces. Since then, Syria has been added to Washington’s hit list.
Iran was no longer the issue (remember the axis of evil? Iran, Iraq and North Korea).
It always struck me as strange that North Korea would threaten to build up its arsenal of nuclear weapons, and even boast about using them. Iran would continue to use nuclear fuel and act in a hostile way towards the West. But Syria – which has shown every possible sign of placating America’s wishes (pulling out of Lebanon, recognising the puppet Iraqi regime, and even offering peace talks to Ariel Sharon) was still America’s Most Wanted.
But now with extremist Ahmedinjad pushing Iran to the brink, Washington’s eyes have finally turned away from Syria to the next piece of meat. Donald Rumsfeld accused Iran of smuggling weapons into Iraq, and there is a looming crisis over Iran’s use of nuclear fuels.
The worst thing Syria could do is associate itself with Iran. But oops, where did Bashar visit yesterday? Tehran.