I swung by Hannity last night on Fox News to chew over the state of the world, starting with the news that, during the 18 months of talks in Switzerland, Iran had increased its nuclear fuel by 20 per cent:
"Once you reach the conclusion that Obama and the P5 - permanent members of the security council - are actually not going to do anything to stop you from getting a nuclear weapon, then you can join the talks and string along the talks because you know that Obama and these other fellows - John Kerry - they like chit chatting, they like shooting the breeze," Steyn said. "You can string them along for 18 months. And if you're lucky, you'll get an agreement, plus nuclear weapons."
He said it's amazing that Iran is actually within reach of getting all sanctions lifted, being reintegrated into the world community and, on top of that, becoming a nuclear power.
"It's pathetic for the leader of the global superpower to be boasting that he's come number one in a Miss Congeniality poll," Steyn said. "I mean this, in itself, is incredible. I can't recall Winston Churchill or Bismarck ever standing up and saying, 'Hey, the world had a Miss World competition and I came first in the swimsuit round.' It's pathetic."
"It's very easy to win the Miss Congeniality award when you're doing nothing."
You can see the entire interview here.
~If you're wondering about the book Sean plugged at the top of the interview, it's Climate Change: The Facts, which features me along with Richard Lindzen, Willie Soon and other scientists the climate mullahs don't want you to hear from. It's been such a hit that Amazon are having difficulty keeping it in stock. But you can always order it direct from the SteynOnline bookstore, and I'll be happy to autograph it for you. If you can't wait for that, it can be yours in seconds via Kindle.
~I'll also be talking about the book along with other climate issues at the 10th International Conference on Climate Change next week in Washington, DC, along with William Happer, Senator James Inhofe and many other eminent persons. It's a rare chance to see me live on stage in the dysfunctional and depraved jurisdiction currently putting me, entirely incompetently, through a decade-long legal ordeal. More details here.
~Tomorrow, Thursday, I'll be keeping my weekly date with Hugh Hewitt live coast to coast at 6pm Eastern/3pm Pacific.