Obama reaches his hand out and Iran Bites it Off!

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    I have been one to say that America should engage Iran, because talk might settle our difference or it at least gives the US the moral superiority if Iran rejects it. Well it looks like they rejected it. Just as Russia rejected Obama's outstretched hand! My fear now is the neocons are right Obama's approach is showing weakness to the world. Rather it just emboldens our enemies!

    Nevertheless, I applaud the gesture, since we need to exhaust all measure and this is one of them before we take it to the next step!

    Obama reaches out to Iran - White House- msnbc.com
     
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    I think they're testing him as everyone knew he'd be tested. His response will determine where things go from here. But I think he did the right thing in trying. Because ultimately, you're correct that all efforts need to be exhausted before being aggressive.
     
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    oh look.. a zionist jew hoping that America will attack iran. How quaint. It's almost Rockwellian by this point.


    Sorry, jew.. America is not your personal jewish ace in the zionist hole. You want to pounce on Iran? Let's see you do something to a nation that can fight back instead of cast leading yourself some fish in the palestine barrel.


    Which reminds me.. READ any articles about Cast Lead human attrocities yesterday? Of course you didn't...
     
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    The mellowdrama is rich. Listen, if Iran wants to express that our blind support for the racist regime currently in israel chaffes their willingness to accept Obama's handshake then so be it. This is, by no means, a reason to pounce on them like your zionist ass hopes becomes the case. Perhaps YOU can throw the US under a bus for the sake of racist zionism but plenty of non-jews have American opinions too. Especially given Russia's support for Iran. We are not going to fall on our swords for the sake of your zionist racism.

    sorry, princess.
     
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    You realize that Iran is Persian while the Palestinians are Arab.....also, a vast majority of Palestinians are Sunni Muslim, not Shiite....
     
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    Iran needs to stop supporting Hamas & then perhaps we'll have a discussion....we don't need them, they need us.....
     
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    gee......this sounds like the superhawks before afganistan and iraq were invaded.......

    looks like obama is laying groundwork to invade pakistan and iran......

    btw.....when is he going to send troops to darfur for humanitarian purposes
     
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    The Associated Press: Iran's response to US shows mind-set of leadership
     
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    As soon as they have something to offer us, of course.

    Which means never.
     
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    Given the previous state of relations it's a big ask for anyone to accept that there's a new approach being offered so there will be some suspicion on behalf of the Iranians. They know that, unlike the situation in Iran, Obama isn't a supreme leader who can just issue an order and watch the country obey. I heard some ordinary Iranians on BBC radio expressing their appreciation of the gesture and their hope that relations would improve.

    It's no surprise that Ahmadinejad (sp?) is taking a negative view, he has to, he's in deep trouble domestically, he has nothing to lose by snarling and it would appeal to the right wingers in Iran, his base.

    Anyway, it will be interesting to see how the real bosses in Iran see these overtures. All we've seen are public statement from both sides, we don't know what's going on through the back channels.
     

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