October 14, 2008
Tables Turning Already?
Obama has promised to meet with hostile tyrants without preconditions, proving once again that he should have stuck with community organizing. He hasn't even been elected, and already the tables seem to be turning regarding our relationship with second-rate but dangerous dictatorships:
Even though Senator Obama has said he would meet with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and other dictators within a year of taking office, there is no reason to think those meetings will go ahead.
Why? Because Ahmadinejad doesn't want to do it.
The vice president for Iranian media affairs says Iran has preconditions of its own. He tells the Islamic Republic News Agency Americans are in dire need of re-establishing ties with the Iranian people and that Iran will only hold talks if "the U.S. moves out of the Middle East and the U.S. government gives up its widespread support for the Zionist regime."
Maybe if we beg pretty please, Mad Mahmoud will let Secretary of State Cindy Sheehan fly over and suck his toes on behalf of the Obama Administration.
On a tip from matterhorn.
Posted by Van Helsing at October 14, 2008 9:58 AM
They may be mad, but they're not stupid. Dictators and tyrants across the globe are drooling over the aspect of a Barack presidency. I'm suprised nutjobs like Ahmadinejad haven't donated buckets of cash to a presidential candidate who says he plans on destroying America's nuclear arsenal over the internet.
Posted by: conservativeteen at October 14, 2008 1:20 PM
I guess Obama, the deep thinker that contemplates all the angles before making a decision, sort of missed this possibility. A naive poseur playing in an evil man's world.
Posted by: IOpian at October 14, 2008 3:04 PM
Remember: a "compromise" means that the strong takes only SOME of what they want from the weak, knowing that they can agree to another "compromise" tomorrow.
Posted by: KHarn at October 14, 2008 3:55 PM