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Monday, March 22, 2010

Khameni spits in Obama's face again

Iran's Ayatollah Ali Khameni has once again responded to President Obama's outstretched hand with a clenched fist and a little bit of rain.
Iran's supreme leader sharply denounced the United States on Sunday, accusing it of plotting to overthrow its clerical leadership, in a chilly response to an overture by President Barack Obama for better cultural ties with Iran.

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei did not outright reject Obama's offer, saying Iran would keep an eye on Washington's intentions. But the supreme leader said that so far, Washington's offers of engagement with Teheran have been a deception.

The exchange was a sign of how Obama's hopes for dialogue with Iran have broken down amid Teheran's rejection of Western demands over its nuclear program and its heavy crackdown on the opposition following disputed presidential elections last June.

In his message, released Friday night to coincide with the Iranian new year, Nowruz, Obama told the Iranian people that the Americans want better cultural exchanges with Iran — but he also criticized the Iranian leadership for "turning its back" on US overtures.

Khamenei, who has the final say on all political matters in Iran, lashed back in a nationally televised address in an annual provincial visit to his hometown, Mashhad, telling the Americans, "You cannot speak about peace and friendship while plotting to hit Iran."
If only they were....

Someone really needs to teach Obama that Einstein quote about doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.

What could go wrong?


At 2:09 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

Obama clenches the fist at Israel and shows Iran the outstretched hand. Shouldn't that be reversed?



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