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September 10, 2009

Obama Gets Played By Ahmadinejad

Obama is going to become the first US President to preside over the Security Council when it meets later this month. By deciding he needed a global photo op, he's opened up a chance for Ahmadinejad to steal the scene.

Smart Power (tm)!

Before Obama’s move, the council’s agenda items for September had included “nuclear non-proliferation — Iran” and “nuclear non-proliferation — North Korea.” But upon inviting heads of state and government to join him, Obama chose a different agenda for his get-together, described by Amb. Susan Rice as “focused on nuclear nonproliferation and nuclear disarmament broadly, and not on any specific countries.” The Iranian president saw his opportunity, and yesterday he announced that Iran is ready for talks about “worldwide nuclear non-proliferation” and “global nuclear disarmament.”

Obama undoubtedly added “disarmament” to his council moment to impress a non-American audience. He didn’t care that in UN circles it would be used to change the subject from preventing Iran’s acquisition of nuclear weapons to disarming Israel and the United States. Fine and dandy with Ahmadinejad.

Furthermore, on Monday the Iranian president said he has no intention of halting uranium enrichment or negotiating over his country’s nuclear “rights.” With Obama running away from naming specific troublesome countries — at a summit of world leaders, at the Security Council, in the middle of New York City — why shouldn’t Ahmadinejad treat Americans as airheads who prefer photo ops too: “Nuclear proliferation — who, me?”

Read the whole thing, Qaddafi is managing to get in on the clown act too.

So instead of talking about the two major nuclear threats, Obama decides we should talk about everyone giving up their nukes. Guess who 'everyone' is in the eyes of a lot of the world...Israel.

I've been saying Obama's stance towards the Iranian elections seemed to be, "kill however many you need, let's just start talking". Turns out the Iranians may have gotten the same feeling.

One Iranian political figure has told a Western intermediary that the Obama administration may have unwittingly encouraged the regime's power grab by sending two letters to Khamenei before the June election.

It's a dangerous time to be a friend and ally of the US. On the flip side, it's a wonderful time to be a thug autocrat (Socialist or Islamic).


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