January 11, 2007

How About This Deal on Iran?

Filed under: Economy,Environment,Taxes & Government — Tom @ 6:14 am

The right wants to do something about that country’s nuke development program.

The left seems OK with it, and with leaving Tehran alone, but should change its mind lickety-split once it learns about the smog problem in Iran’s capital (/sarcasm):

Iran smog ‘kills 3,600 in month’

Air pollution is estimated to have killed nearly 10,000 people in Tehran over a one-year period, including 3,600 in a month, Iranian officials say.

Most of the deaths were caused by heart attacks and respiratory illnesses brought on by smog, they said.

The scale of the problem led one senior official to say living in the Iranian capital was like “collective suicide”.

Cheap fuel encourages car use in Iran, correspondents say, and many vehicles do not meet global emissions standards.

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UPDATE: Doug Ross has a quick roundup of other stories about Iran that you might see in the BBC (as per above), but that “somehow” don’t make it into American newspapers — and why.

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  1. They’re ‘progressives’ – because they care…

    Air pollution is estimated to have killed nearly 10,000 people in Tehran in a single year……

    Trackback by Doug Ross @ Journal — January 15, 2007 @ 6:28 am

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