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For eight months the administration has reiterated its ultimatum that either Iran must agree to direct talks on its nuclear program by Sept. 30 or we will get economic sanctions from the United Nations -- during which eight months we have been dangling before Russia offers of rescission of our anti-missile commitments to Poland and the Czech Republic in exchange for Russian cooperation with sanctions (and general nuclear disarmament).
Then last week, in perhaps coordinated succession, Russia refused to support sanctions, Iran offered to talk maybe about nukes, we accepted talks, Iran then refused to discuss nuclear issues -- and we nonetheless continued to agree to talk under whatever terms are offered by the fraudulently re-elected murderer of his own people and aspiring Jewish genocidist, Mahmoud Amadinejad. For the greatest nation on Earth to accept such impertinent treatment by so vile a despot is a profound lesson in humility.
The U.S., Iran and European Union expressed hope the Oct. 1 talks could lead to substantive negotiations — despite Iranian warnings it would not even discuss meeting U.N. Security Council demands that it freeze uranium enrichment.
Originally posted by Wimbly
reply to post by jdub297
When they spot diplomatic weakness and lack of spine, the real threats will push as far as they can. They know Obama won't stand up to them.
Which is exactly why Republicans criticized his apology tour. It made him look like a fool and singled to many of our enemies that he is weak. All of those countries are going to play Obama left and right. Especially Iran and North Korea.
Western nations that spent the past several years slamming the Bush administration for not doing enough to deal with climate change were conspicuously absent from a recent global climate conference.
The Obama administration sent a large entourage to the third World Climate Conference in Geneva earlier this month, trumpeting the return of the United States to the climate change debate.
But representatives from Britain, Germany, France, Italy, Canada and Australia were nowhere to be found. The European Commission, the executive arm of the 27-member European Union, also failed to send a commissioner.
Ohhh...one more thing, I think Chavez will begin an arms race in South America that Obama will have to deal with as well. Good luck with Chavez....He is as crazy as the other two. What a mess.
I don't see the EU taking the lead on Iran or any other major issue. It would be nice if they did.
"We cannot let Iran acquire nuclear" weapons because it would also be a threat to Israel, he added. ~ Sarkozy