At least that’s how I read President Obama’s statement he made during a BBC interview yesterday. The United Nations have strongly worded resolutions (1696, 1737 and 1747) demanding Iran suspend uranium enrichment and applying sanctions for ignoring them, but Obama has completely invalidated all three by stating that Iran may have a right to nuclear energy.
Of course, here in the United States, there is no plan what-so-ever concerning building nuclear power plants during the global energy crisis.
From the Washington Post…
President Barack Obama suggested that Iran may have some right to nuclear energy _ provided it proves by the end of the year that its aspirations are peaceful.
In a BBC interview broadcast Tuesday, he also restated plans to pursue direct diplomacy with Tehran to encourage it set aside any ambitions for nuclear weapons it might harbor.
Iran has insisted its nuclear program is aimed at generating electricity. But the U.S. and other Western governments accuse Tehran of seeking atomic weapons.
“What I do believe is that Iran has legitimate energy concerns, legitimate aspirations,” Obama said, adding that the international community also “has a very real interest” in preventing a nuclear arms race.
I think our president just may be disillusion if he thinks that Iran will quickly – within six months – make nice with the world. This is proving to be a direct threat to Israel – one of our closest allies – and it’s becoming clear that Obama is fighting to improve relationships with the Muslim world at the peril of our Jewish friends.
Elections readers, have consequences.
Obama is off to Egypt this week, in a continuation of his apology tour.
“What we want to do is open a dialogue,” Obama told the BBC. “You know, there are misapprehensions about the West, on the part of the Muslim world. And, obviously, there are some big misapprehensions about the Muslim world when it comes to those of us in the West.”
I’ll argue that there is a lot less misapprehensions about the Muslim world in general here in the United States, it’s the Islamic Fundamentalists that we need to be concerned about.
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