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  • Obama Plan to Negotiate with Iran Already Paying Dividends—to Iran

    Yesterday the Obama administration announced that it would directly participate “from now on” in international talks with Iran over its nuclear program. These talks, supported by the Bush administration, were led by Britain, France, Germany Russia and China, but the U.S. did not participate. “There’s nothing more important than trying to convince Iran to cease its efforts to obtain a nuclear weapon,” Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said.

    The Washington Post reports this morning: “Iran offered no immediate public response to the announcement.”

    Oh really?

    The Guardian and others report that today, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is inaugurating the country’s first nuclear fuel production complex. This means Iran will now produce uranium fuel for its heavy-water reactor in Arak. And that means it could eventually lead to a plutonium-based nuclear weapon—in addition to any uranium-based weapons they could produce by further enriching the uranium.

    Yesterday, Iran also finally charged jailed American freelance journalist Roxana Saberi with spying for the United States. This after Secretary Clinton said the U.S. passed a letter to Iranian officials last week, during meetings in the Netherlands, that asked for Iran’s help in resolving the case.

    Coincidences?

    Sounds like the Obama administration engagement is already paying dividends to Iran.

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    20 Responses to Obama Plan to Negotiate with Iran Already Paying Dividends—to Iran

    1. Yay Yay Yay says:

      Hahaha. Obama 08! Hahahaha! You lost!!! Hahahahahah! Sulk in that for another 4 years! Hahahahaha!

    2. Thomas, New York says:

      “A passionate attachment of one nation for another produces a variety of evils. Sympathy for the favorite nation, facilitating the illusion of an imaginary common interest in cases where no real common interest exists, and infusing into one the enmities of the other, betrays the former into a participation in the quarrels and wars of the latter without adequate inducement or justification.” ~George Washington, ~page 269 of The 5000 Year Leap.

      “The nation which indulges toward another habitual hatred or habitual fondness is in some degree a slave. It is a slave to its animosity or to its affection, either of which is sufficient to lead it astray from its duty and its interests." ~ George Washington

      "Peace, commerce and honest friendship with all nations; entangling alliances with none." ~ Thomas Jefferson

    3. Barb -mn says:

      He's gotta make some sort of plan to talk times past and times to come. Iran loves him. He loves Iran.

    4. Dave , New Orleans L says:

      Yay,Yay, yay…

      Pity would be the operative word. Tears as opposed to sulking. Pity for your inexperienced youngster, and what he has gotten himself, and the USA into. Watch what you wish for…….

    5. HOUSTON says:

      WE AMERICANS ARE SO STUPID. SOMEHOW; I REMEMBER WHEN WE WERE BEST OF FRIENDS WITH IRAN. WE GAVE THEM ALL OUR TECHOLOGY, TO DO WHAT THEY ARE DOING TODAY. THE SAME WITH CHINA, INDIA, SAUDI ARABIA, AND THE LIST GOES GONE. WE GET UPSET WITH THEIR ABILITY TO TAP INTO OUR POWER GRIDS.

      THAT IS ONLY A SMALL PART OF WHAT THEY KNOW AND CAN DO. REMEMBER, THE 9/11 ATTACK WAS MEN FROM SAUDI ARABIA. WE TRAINED THEM! WE EDUCATED THEM!

    6. Lynn B. DeSpain says:

      Oh yes, Obama won alright, for Iran!

      Hozro

    7. Betty Hanicke, Kansa says:

      If Obama believes in talking to our enemies can solve our problems, why does he have so much extra security around him? He should dismiss them and talk to anyone who would do him harm. I'm sure he could talk them out of hurting him just as he believes that he can reason with Iran to keep them from hurting our country. His trouble is that he is not dry behind his ears and has not studied history or not learned any of lifes lessons!

    8. Joan, California says:

      Obama pulled the wool over our country's eyes by never explaining anything and chanting "we need change." He was a charismatic orator and because so many bought into it, he did too. Now he thinks that the world sees him similarly and therefore will listen and lean toward his philosophy. . .it is called arrogance. Because of his own arrogance he had the gall to apologize to the world for our country's. Pathetic!

    9. REV. RANDY WRIGHT says:

      IS YOUR SIGHT PART OF OBAMA PLAN TO RUIN AMERICA?

    10. Larry in Texas says:

      yay yay yay enjoy the turbulance now for it will become your nemisis. When the "President" is FORCED to comply with HIS OWN "transparency" (truth) policy,or until someone else manifest the truth about his Kenyan birth and raising, we'll all know why he will be hung in PUBLIC for HIGH Treason. I don't bow to any MAN, regardless of his stature among the world. I will endeavor to show the LIE that is Saul (Barack) Obama!!!

    11. Purple~Poet says:

      It's funny how easily he seems to "Fit" in with "THEM"…Iran loves them?, there's something seriously wrong with BHO if Iran loves him, and the "something wrong" would be in their favor not ours.

    12. Tami, Nashville says:

      You know what, folks, you need to look into the history of the Middle East and what the "Madman's" rhetoric has been over the last several years. The intent is to completely destroy the state of Israel…this amounts to mass genocide. And this was what Sadaam was about as well. Look into the Middle East's relationship with Nazi Germany as far back as WWII. You will see what their final solution is. Also check out Brigette Gabriel and what she has to add to this. Do not take your eye off this ball. Our relationship with the Mid East has been tangled indeed, but we need to not forget what the intention is with Islam. This president and his regime will take the eye off the ball and we have much to be concerned about. Look into Scripture for more of this entangled relationship if you dare.

    13. rich, new york says:

      President obama is showing signs of being a very weak president when it comes to international affairs, and a socialist at home. GOD HELP US FOR THE NEXT 4 YEARS!!!!

    14. Brad S,, Detroit, MI says:

      Is anyone really surprised by this ? Jesus 2.0 (BHO) is just Jimmy Carter on steroids. An economic ignoramus and an international affairs neophyte. I just don't trust elected officials that have NEVER worked at a real job (private sector) in their ENTIRE life.

      The big problem with Jesus 2.0 is that he spends more time staring at himself in the mirror and not enough time considering the results of his actions. He tells people what they want to hear and figures that he can keep fooling all of the people all of the time. The number of his apostles is dwindling fast and when the Dems lose control of the House and Senate in 2010, he may actually have to start converting his words into action or he will be the worst one-term president we have ever had.

    15. Paul - North Carolin says:

      Tami, as you know Revelation says that "all nations will turn against Israel" in the last days. Obama is just being a tool to fullfill prophecy just as Hitler was also a tool. The only way we can be accpted in teh Middle East is to turn our back on Israel and with Clinton as Sec of State it wont be long now.

    16. Jerome Zacny says:

      Perhaps Mr. Obama has learned something from his latest experience with negotiations between the U.S. Navy and the Somali Pirates.

      3 shots – 3 kills. Negotiations completed.

      This is the kind of change many of us were hoping for.

    17. Carol, Sheridan,OR says:

      During the 2008 campaign I saw Obama as the Pied Piper. 53% of the people fell into the trance, but 47% of us did not. That gives me hope that as people come out of the trance we will become the majority and make sure he doesn't win another election. In the meantime we must vote out those who support him and his objectives. We must stop this rampage of borrowing, spending and lending money we don't have. (Economics 101 – You can't borrow, spend or lend your way out of debt.) You can't help stupid – but we can get them out of office.

    18. Harley Watkins IV, F says:

      Paul is right… We are at the beginning of the end, predicted in an ancient text that has never been wrong, the word of God to man – The Bible. So I beg everyone to prepare yourselves spiritually. It's time to accept Jesus as your personal savior, repent of your sins, pick up your cross and follow him!

    19. pete hackettstown says:

      do not worry- when the time comes the Israiles willl go in the middle of the nite while we are all sleeping and take care of Irans nukes- then we can all say we have a great friend- Obama will try to take credit- more bs- heheh

    20. Marshall Hill MI. says:

      Obama got what he sowed!NOTHING!

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