Stephen Green asks Europe for a a little less interference with Iran:
You guys have your managed economies, and we have our free markets. But as long as we’re all enjoying the good life, who cares how it comes about? You get your long vacations seventeen times a year, and we get our hyperdefinition fusion TVs. However you slice it, though, we’re still the same — we each enjoy our leisure, and lots.
We’d like you guys to get a little more active in the world, and you’d like us to reign it in a little. But when push doesn’t come to shove, we really want the same thing: to get about the business of enjoying our lives and our families. Now, you think you can get there by playing nice, while we think we have to play nasty from time to time. For all the friction of our different means, you and I still desire the same ends.
We’re a lot alike, you and me. And that makes what I have to say all the more difficult.
Go read the whole thing.
Meanwhile, Iran a No-Show for Meeting With U.N.