By Wyatt Earp | March 20, 2009
Wow, I didn’t see that coming. /snark
TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s supreme leader said Friday that world powers had been persuaded they could not block Iran’s nuclear progress — making no mention of a new-year’s message sent by President Obama to his country, Reuters reported.
Neither Ayatollah Ali Khamenei nor Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad noted Obama’s attempt to make a “new beginning” with their country in recorded messages they issued to mark the Iranian New Year.
Obviously, they are not down with the “HopeyChange.”
Obama released the video Friday to coincide with the Iranian festival of Nowruz, which marks the arrival of spring. In the video, Obama says the U.S. is prepared to end the strained relations if Tehran tones down its combative rhetoric.
“This process will not be advanced by threats. We seek instead engagement that is honest and grounded in mutual respect,” Obama said.
A press adviser to Iran’s president downplayed the video, saying “minor changes will not end the differences.” (H/T – FOXNews)
What exactly did the Obama administration expect? You’re dealing with a president who spent his life as a terrorist, and spent his political career promising the eradication of Israel! Ahmadinejad will accept nothing from the U.S. – except maybe unconditional surrender.
It’s about time Obama realized that. He needs to start acting like the President of the United States, and not a member of Greenpeace.