Few Iranians see US favorably, despite Obama

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    I seem to recall various and assorted assholes saying the world would love us if only we had Obama as president.

    He's cringing all over them...and they still hate us.

    Gosh, didn't see that coming...

    Poll: Few Iranians see US favorably, despite Obama

    "A rare poll of Iranians says that few of them have favorable opinions of the United States, a view that hasn't changed much from before the election of President Barack Obama.
    The survey, taken last month, shows that 29 percent of Iranians view the U.S. positively. In February 2008, a similar poll of Iranians showed 34 percent with favorable views of the U.S."
     
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    ya think????
     
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    Iranians had a much more positive view of America before Bush.

    Of course, pretty much everyone in the world did.
     
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    I seriously doubt that his weak drooling and groveling will impress many abroad. If anything they will be waiting for feeding time, at Obama's expense!

    God Bless the Obama Revolution!
     
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    Not a very complete assessment, especially considering the likely victory of Mousavi.

    Mousavi slams Ahmadinejad's Holocaust denial | Iran news | Jerusalem Post


     
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    At first glance, foreign policy seems beyond our President. But allow me to inject the following analysis, and you can tell me what you think:
    A complex man, our President. At times he seems childlike, at others Machiavellian, with a grasp of foreign policy well beyond his experience.

    Playing global strategy like a chess board, he can focus like a laser on priorities.
    The return of Jailed US-Iranian journalist Roxana Saberi, and the disposition of the Somali pirates, two pluses.
    But Kim Jong-Il fires missiles, the Iranian Mullahs reject his open hand, and the EU refuses his requests for help in Afghanistan, three minuses.

    So, how to understand his June 4th Cairo Speech, and the demand that Israel stop the building of settlements in the West Bank?
    Answer: Brilliant.
    1.It has long been US policy that the settlements were an impediment to peace, but has remained merely rhetoric.
    2.President Obama has raised the level of emphasis on this subject by repeating it several times in several venues.
    3. It is well known that prior Israeli governments have made commitments.
    4. The President knows that Prime Minister Netanyahu cannot comply, since the coalition he controls needs the support of the right. Netanyahu gave all he could when he promised no new settlements, only the “natural growth” of the current ones.
    5. The Israeli center and left will not allow a break with the US.
    6. The crisis that President Obama has created in Israel is a win-win for him.
    a. The demand is not an immediate threat to Israeli security, as this would cause a blow-back in the US Congress.
    b. “From Obama’s point of view, he wins no matter what Netanyahu decides to do. If Netanyahu gives in, then he has established the principle that the United States can demand concessions from a Likud-controlled government in Israel and get them. There will be more demands. If Netanyahu doesn’t give in, Obama can create a split with Israel over the one issue he can get public support for in the United States (a halt to settlement expansion in the West Bank), and use that split as a lever with Islamic states.” Stratfor.com

    And here we see the real purpose to the strategy: hoped for help from the Moslem world in Iraq and Afghanistan. Brilliant.
     
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    You might recall that the mullahs in Iran killed more people just in the span of two weeks in 1979 (about 20,000) than the hated Shah had in 38 years—

    and that might explain this:
    "These are just one reporter's impressions, but they dovetail with everything else I've read about Iran over the past decade or so. By comparison with (say) Arabs or western Europeans, most Iranians seem to be genuinely pro-American. (And, incidentally, also much less hysterically anti-Israel than anyone else in the Islamic Middle East outside of Iraqi Kurdistan.)"
    Jeff Weintraub: Why Iranians like America (Washington Post)
     
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    Yes indeed - the Iranian people - not the Mullahs mind you - but the salt of the earth people, absolutely despise Jimmy Carter, for it was Carter who expedited their nation's descent into socio-political hell.

    That poll appears to indicate that America's favorability has actually declined since Obama became president. Perhaps he reminds them too much of Carter?

    Well-well-well....
     
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    At least Carter was Christian. Obama, who didn't want us to use his middle name BEFORE the election, now is using it as a definition of who he is and embracing his Muslim side.

    What a lying sack. He said his dad was agnostic before the election.
     
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