How much is this going to cost?

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  1. Mr.Fitnah
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    US President Barack Obama speaks in the East Room of the White House in Mar...

    The White House on Friday announced a "summit on entrepreneurship" to build economic ties with the Islamic world, part of President Barack Obama's outreach to Muslims.
    The White House said it has invited participants from more than 40 countries over five continents for the April 26-27 conference in Washington.

    "The summit will highlight the role entrepreneurship can play in addressing common challenges while building partnerships that will lead to greater opportunity abroad and at home," White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said.

    Obama first spoke of the entrepreneurship conference in his signature June 4 speech in Cairo to the Islamic world.

    In the closely watched address, Obama said the United States was seeking a "new beginning" with the Islamic world to rebuild relations that had sharply deteriorated over the past decade.

    Obama promised at the time that he would convene a "presidential summit on entrepreneurship" by the end of 2009.

    He said that the meeting would "identify how we can deepen ties between business leaders, foundations and social entrepreneurs in the United States and Muslim communities around the world."

    Obama calls 'entrepreneurship summit' with Muslims
     
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    Great! buy me a ticket to Iran.

    I'd like to meet some of my volunteers from that place.
     
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    Will we never learn that these people cannot be dealt with in a civil manner? Religion is what matters to them and we need to focus at home and not worry about how they "feel" about us anymore. The closer ties we attempt to have with them the easier it becomes for them to fuck us over.
     
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    Well seeing as our chief export is arms sales, it'll probably cost us our present relationship with Israel. We might even be positioned to cater all sides of a conflict, and play both ends toward the middle as well. Nothing really new under the sun here.....except Joe Lieberman's head might explode in Wolf Blitzer's situation room, now that would be cool!
     
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    And you know this how, exactly?
     
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    Disprove it hotshot
     
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    So it's entirely your opinion?

    Opinions are like assholes....everybody has one.
     
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    Oh, okay... this is not a place to voice opinions? I was unaware. If you disproved what I said instead of calling me out like that..... Maybe you could have changed my mind.
     
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    I can see something like this having benefits with Iraq, so I can see potential. It would be a next step in the ME freedom initiative begun by Pres Bush. It need not be costly, but he would need to bring in small business associations like NFIB, or Junior Achievement for high school level encouragement.
     
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    Amazing.... Diplomacy and trade vs "bring em on" mentality.
     

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