No wonder the Thug-In-Chief in Tehran is so confident: he sees the suicidal madness that clouds minds in Washington. Or is this some grandiosely naive attempt to win the hearts and minds of the mullahs? From Middle East Newsline, with thanks to Lori:
WASHINGTON [MENL] — The United States, amid its campaign for international sanctions, plans to sell aircraft parts to Iran.
The Bush administration has notified Congress that the United States would export parts for U.S.-origin aircraft to Iran. Officials said the State Department and Commerce Department have recommended such a move in an effort to improve Iranian air safety.
The recommendation has been relayed to the Treasury Department, which bans all but humanitarian transactions with Iran. Officials said State and Commerce have designated a company for the aircraft spare parts export license.