Well, that wasn't predictable at all....
Iran says Obama's offer to talk shows US failure. Iranian government spokesman Gholam Hossein Elham was quoted as saying that the Dali Obama's offer to talk to Iran shows that America's policy of "domination" has failed. He went on to say, "This request means Western ideology has become passive, that capitalist thought and the system of domination have failed." The kicker:
"Negotiation is secondary, the main issue is that there is no way but for (the United States) to change."'Negotiation is secondary'.....so what exactly is the point of extending the proverbial Hand of Friendship? The idea is to talk, but what does it matter if the people you want to talk to DON'T WANT TO TALK BACK?
This is really an astounding development, no? Who could possibly have been able to guess that this would be the response? Oh, that's right....conservatives and about 50 million voters, that's who.
Forget the nonsensical Porkulus bill; this is a true and immediate danger to national security. Iran is a backwards civilization that does not believe in peaceful coexistence. They are barbaric, and they correctly sense weakness in our position. They kept their distance and shook their fists at us during the Bush administration, but they knew not to go too far because that would bring an immediate response -- they were scared of our power. Ten days in, the Obama administration has demonstrated that those days are over. There is no longer any need for Iran to keep a lid on things; they now have the upper hand because the aggressor ALWAYS has the upper hand when dealing with a pacifist.
They're going to have a shiny new nuke this Christmas. Once they send it to Israel, we will be committed to action, and I have zero faith that this president and administration will act in advance to prevent it or to react properly and appropriately when it does happen.
Obama said all through his campaign that we are a weak nation. Now it appears that 'we have become the ones we've been waiting for'.