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Wednesday, September 02, 2009

If at first you don't succeed, try, try again

Captain Ed links to a Press TV report from Iran that claims that US President Barack Hussein Obama has sent a second letter to Iranian ruler Ayatollah Ali Khameni. Ed surmises that this letter was apparently also rejected.
Interestingly, Obama has once again bypassed Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. This time that seems almost a requirement, but he did the same with his earlier letter, apparently received in the spring, according to this report. Khamenei makes the big decisions, so it makes sense, and we have the satisfaction of giving Ahmadinejad that diplomatic snub.

The Iranian report also says that Khamenei responded with “argumentation,” which sounds like a diplomatic way of saying rejection. If so, that would explain why the White House didn’t publicize it. What exactly did Obama propose, and what exactly did Khamenei reject? Shouldn’t that be part of the dialogue about what to do with Iran now?
Good questions.

Here's another question that ought to concern the American people: Has Obama ever learned how to handle rejection? He reminds me of an adolescent boy who doesn't know how to take "no" for an answer. If my characterization of him is correct, there are significant implications for US domestic and foreign policy.


At 11:40 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

The mullahs keep telling him "NO." A lesson lost on Israel's government. There's no downside to telling Obama to get lost. Khamenei figured it out. When will Netanyahu?


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