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Iran has dealt a blow to one of President Barack Obama's most ambitious diplomatic initiatives by dismissing demands to put its nuclear programme at the heart of direct talks with the United States.
Unconditional talks with Iran began even before BHO faced the voters in our recent elections!
"Iran Says Obama's Offer To Talk Shows US Failure!"
Less than 48 hours after Washington and its allies reluctantly accepted an offer of face-to-face negotiations from Tehran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the Iranian president, insisted that the topic of greatest interest to the West would not be on the table.
"From the Iranian nation's viewpoint, the nuclear case is closed," he told Britain's ambassador to Tehran, Simon Gass.
Obama is all show and no action.
... Why would Mahmoud cooperate with a poser in the White House? Mahmoud would rather deal with those who control Obama.
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.
To Europeans, Obama is certainly no George W. Bush. In 2009, four in five people in the European Union (83%) supported the new US leader's handling of international affairs, compared with just one in five Europeans (20%) who approved of the Bush foreign policy in 2008. Support jumped an astounding 80 percentage points in Germany, 77 points in France and 63 points among the 11 EU nations that GMF surveyed. Europeans have fallen so deeply under the Obama spell that they are considerably more likely to approve of Obama than were his fellow Americans (57%).
Obama-mania has all but reversed anti-Americanism in Europe. Nearly three-quarters of people in the EU (73%) now have a favourable opinion of the US, returning such ratings to their post-Second World War average. In 2008, a plurality of Europeans (48%) backed more independence from the US; in 2009, a plurality (42%) supported closer ties. Such sentiments clearly provide a popular foundation for a revitalisation of American-European ties.
Show me those "Records" please because that has not happened.
U.S. President Barack Obama’s debut in European summitry has been good for Europe but bad for America. While a highly deferential Obama gave in to all of the negotiating demands established by the Europeans, the Europeans in turn exploited Obama’s naïveté and refused to concede to any of his.
Indeed, Obama not only allowed the Europeans to set the agendas of the recent G-20 and NATO summits, but in his zeal to curry favor with the Europeans, Obama even apologized for American primacy.
Gordon Brown is the British Pm. Also, he's not a "Socialist". I don't think there are many Americans that understand the word anyway.
The first meeting of the SI Commission for a Sustainable World Society took place at 10 Downing Street on Monday 19 November, hosted by Prime Minister Gordon Brown, Leader of the British Labour Party, where members of the Commission, the President and Secretary General of the Socialist International, along with Ministers from the British government, took part in an exchange of views.
Gordon Brown has just finished his first speech to the Labour Party as Prime Minister. It was a laundry list of socialist policies, peppered with the occasional nod to social conservatism.