Barack Obama, a president clearly out of his depth
Simply shocking. The degree of naivety and foolhardiness that Barack Obama is exhibiting towards the sworn enemy of the United States is staggering. The White House’s You Tube video speech to the Iranian regime, is something that might very well go down in history as, the defining moment for the Obama administration’s foreign policy initiatives. OUT OF TOUCH
B.O.: “We know that you are a great civilization, and your accomplishments have earned the respect of the United States and the world. For nearly three decades, relations between our nations have been strained.”
All of Iran’s accomplishments are in fact, ancient ones, most, if not all, predate its own Islamization. Therefore, the modern world need not tip the hat to the present day system ruling Iran, which has not contributed anything of value to the international community, nor for its own people.The Islamic Shi’ite state can only be encouraged by Obama’s overtures, and will use every opportunity to exact even more prestige for itself, as it plays the “offended” state and ups the ante. Iran won’t budge a bit, and will make even more demands on the US which is seen as being thus far, weak and ineffective.Iran plays down new Obama video message
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) – Iran played down President Barack Obama’s new video message to the Iranian people on Friday, saying it welcomed the overtures but warned that decades of mistrust can’t easily be erased. Obama released the video to coincide with the major Iranian festival of Nowruz, a 12-day holiday that marks the arrival of spring and the beginning of the new year in Iran. In the video, which has Farsi subtitles, Obama said the U.S. is prepared to end the strained relations if Tehran tones down its combative rhetoric. But in the first government reaction to the video, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s press adviser said “minor changes will not end the differences” between Tehran and Washington. “Obama has talked of change but has taken no practical measures to address America’s past mistakes in Iran. If Mr. Obama takes concrete actions and makes fundamental changes in U.S. foreign policy toward other nations including Iran, the Iranian government and people will not turn their back on him,” Ali Akbar Javanfekr told the Iranian state-run English-language Press TV satellite station.