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Sarkozy calls out Obama on Iran

This one line has been garnering much deserved attention today. We spent a good bit of time on this on Friday. As my son questioned: “Is it a good thing when the president of France takes a tougher stance on Iran than the president of the United States?”

This took place on Sept. 24, at the special session United Nations Security Council. The president hailed his new proposal, to which they all agreed, to secure all nuclear stock piles and a pledge of committing to a world without nuclear weapons.

But as French President Nicolas Sarkozy points out to the young president … to what good? Talking and pledging has done little to stop Iran.

And while we’re out it … it wasn’t just the president of France who sounded tougher. It was the PM of Israel, Bebe Netanyahu:

And the “Mayor” of the United States

Exit question: Don’t you wish your president sounded like this?

Hey, Iran is just like a domestic dispute

Sometimes I wonder how this guy keeps his job. When he’s not sucking up to Zbigniew Brzezinski … he sucking up to the President.

This is perhaps the most lame excuse yet from the Obama channel (If you have to ask which one, you haven’t been paying attention), explaining away the President’s desire not to meddle while the Iranian government slaughtered its own people. Hey, explains Mike, it’s none of our business anyway … kinda like a … well you listen.

Make sure you hang with the video as Tom Brokaw ignores Mike’s comment and then proceeds to warn his panel … why this could very well lead to democracy elsewhere in the mideast. Kinda like what “W” had in mind, Tom?

July 4th invitations to Iranian diplomats rescinded

Oh come on. Just yesterday, President Obama specifically stated that it would be up to the Iranian diplomats if they showed up to July 4th celebrations at United States embassies around the world. In about 24 hours, they change their mind.

Excluding consideration of the current developments in Iran, I can understand that maybe the State Department and the Obama administration was going to use these events to open another door towards diplomacy with Iran.

My bet is the Iranians were not going to show up, but diplomats will now need to find other plans for Independence Day.

The White House announced Wednesday that it has rescinded the invitations made to Iranian diplomats who may want to barbecue and watch fireworks to celebrate Independence Day.

“As you all know many weeks ago the administration extended an invitation to celebrate the freedom that this country enjoys. not surprisingly based on what we see in Tehran, no one has RSVP’d,” said White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs.

“Understand that July 4th allows us to celebrate the freedom and liberty that we enjoy. I don’t think it’s surprising that no one has signed up to come given the events of the last few days. Those invitations will be no longer extended.

What changed between yesterday at 12:30 p.m. ET and today? Sweet goodness…

The Obama administration collectively wet their finger, stuck it in the air and changed their mind since they totally missed the concept.

Inviting Iranian diplomats to the 4th of July barbecue

With what’s happening in Iran right now, President Obama has elected to take a wait-and-see attitude when it comes to an official opinion. You know, he’s got the “on one hand; but on the other hand” thing pretty well down. He wants to take a different approach, and the State Department is inviting Iran’s diplomats to a July 4th barbecue.

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Zbigniew Brzezinski: Iraq just not worth it.

From the National Security Adviser to one of our worst Presidents, at the helm when Iran took Americans hostage for more than a year, and helped negotiate away the Panama Canal, takes shot at Iraq war. OK, sure you got rid of Saddam … but did it make the mideast safer? Pay particular attention to the sucking sound from the MSNBC folks.

Let’s kinda put this in perspective … no … let’s let the Israeli President put this in perspective shall we?

Confronting Iran: Obama, Lieberman, and Reagan

Some people get it. Some leaders understand that leadership requires courage. It also requires a conviction in principles … in this case that freedom is universal and needs to be defended. Tyranny needs to be confronted and defeated. That victory rarely goes to the timid. With that in mind … here is Obama’s response last night (finally) to the Iranian election and subsequent protests and violence. Milk toast.

and here’s what Connecticut’s Senator Joe Lieberman thinks should be said.

and here’s what the Gipper said in confronting evil.

I rest my case.

Nuclear power good for Iran, not good for USA

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.

Gateway Pundit starts off … “So long Israel”. Geller at Atlas Shrugs has more. Ed at Hot Air too.

I’ll add links to other bloggers as they pick this up.

Obama: Seeking Greater Moral Authority with … Iran?

Because you can never increase your moral standing too high when you are trying to deal with a megalomaniacal, holocaust denying, homosexual jailing, Israel annihilating leader. Thus, says the one, let’s start disarming because then we’ll have firmer ground to stand on when we deal with Ahmadinejad.  Oh and make special note, he would like to be known for defeating the terrorists. Once again, albeit briefly, channeling “W”.

I hope he wins the war on terror too. But I can assure you, nuclear disarmament will not get Iran to stand down.

For your info … The Teleprompter did make an appearance today. You can check his blog on the front page.

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The “Shoe” Is On The Other Foot Now

They were burning Obama’s picture in effigy today in Iran. Normally you might say … “Welcome to George Bush’s world.” But don’t worry … Christiane Amanpou assures us it’s not like Bush … the world really loves Obama. But watch to the end. She says Obama must be careful lest he support Israel the way W did. Oh brother.

This might the part of the speech that had Iranians a bit peeved.