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Thursday, June 05, 2008

American people: 'Talk to Iran but only after they drop the nuke program'

Much of the left has been talking about a Gallup survey that came out on Monday that shows that some 67% of Americans agree with Democratic Presidential candidate Barack Hussein Obama that the United States should talk to its enemies, including Iran. On Wednesday, Scott Rasmussen blew the lid off that survey. Most Americans are pretty smart after all (Hat Tip: Hot Air).
Forty-five percent (45%) of likely voters agree with Democratic presidential contender Barack Obama that it's a good idea for the U.S. president to meet directly with the leader of Iran, but well over half (59%) think that talks should only take place after Iran stops developing nuclear weapons.


The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that 35% of Likely Voters oppose any such meetings with the Iranian President and 19% are undecided.

Twenty-four percent (24%) say a halt in Iran's nuclear program is not necessary for direct talks to occur; 17% are not sure.

When it comes to negotiating with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iran's outspoken and politically savvy president, the senator from Illinois and his expected Republican opponent, Sen. John McCain of Arizona, are rated as dead-even. Forty-two percent (42%) say Obama would better represent U.S. interests and 42% say the same of McCain.
/Time to change that talking point.


At 1:12 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

Talks are fine. But not to legitimize dictators who have no true intention of meeting the democracies half way. Israel has forgotten and the U.S is in danger of forgetting the lesson of the 1930s. Appeasement never brings real peace - so let's call a spade a spade.

At 11:27 PM, Blogger Mo-ha-med said...

Carl -
You seem to miss the whole point of negotiations. You N-E-G-O-T-I-A-T-E with your opponent in order to get what you want; in return, you are expected to give them something they want.

And if you're asking for a prerequisite from your opponent, or a gesture of goodwill, know that you cannot ask for the EXPECTED OUTCOME of the negotiation as a PREREQUISITE.
Is that really difficult to understand?

One more thing.
You do realise that your childish insistence on using Obama's middle name - italicised and emboldened, if you please - as your hissing warning that "beware! the guy has a muslim middle name! Vade Retro!" -- amounts to racism?

Then again, not suprising coming from a self-declared religious fanatic.

I pity you, sir.

At 4:47 AM, Blogger Findalis said...

How about we talk to Iran after we drop a couple of nukes on them.

I'm sure that they will be very receptive to talk and stopping their nuclear program then.


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