Wednesday, April 21, 2010


Juan Cole had an interesting post on effectiveness of sanction against Iran. I find this comment interesting:

The man said it all: ’sanctions’ are purely cosmetic, designed to make it look as though US politicians had taken some dramatic and effective step. It is odd that the politicians in Washington, who are always loudly proclaiming their belief in the market, think its iron laws can be suspended by a simple vote on their parts.