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Saturday, January 31, 2009

Iran Sees the Weakness in Pretty Words

From Breitbart: link here

Iran had a statement today:
"US President Barack Obama's offer to talk to Iran shows that America's policy of "domination" has failed, the government spokesman said on Saturday.
"This request means Western ideology has become passive, that capitalist thought and the system of domination have failed," Gholam Hossein Elham was quoted as saying by the Mehr news agency.
"Negotiation is secondary, the main issue is that there is no way but for (the United States) to change," he added.
After nearly three decades of severed ties, Obama said shortly after taking office this month that he is willing to extend a diplomatic hand to Tehran if the Islamic republic is ready to "unclench its fist."

Gholam Hossein Elham is a government spokesperson for Iran. I would love to say that his comments are the normal propaganda that he regularly rattles off. The problem is, if you take into account Obama's own comments and speeches (including his inaugural address), how is this not a perfectly valid interpretation? Is this what the American people really believe? Does Obama's views truly represent what the American people feel?

Notice Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's comments. Apologist positions and language do not satisfy avowed enemies. Bush was roundly criticized for this observation. It's so much easier to just wistfully wish for things to be different and better. Ahh... change...

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