Devastating -- all of it. Oil rich Iran has energy needs? That's rich, oil rich.
America what have you done? We have nothing short of an enemy of free men in the White House.
LONDON -- 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.
UPDATE: Obama inviting Iranian and Syrian officials to July 4th parties - say what?
Is Hussein also inviting the families of the 241 Marines blown up by Iran in the 1983 when they murdered 241 Marines in Beirut in what was the single largest non nuclear explosion since World War II. What about those men that died protecting this great nation?
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Is Obama inviting the families of slain American soldiers killed in Iraq at the hands of Iranian IEDs, proxies and funding?
Is he inviting the men and their families taken hostage by Iran in 1979?
Is Obama inviting all the victims of Iranian jihad via their proxies (Hezb'allah, Hamas) over the past 30 years?
Iranian proxy Hezb'Allah rally in Lebanon with nuclear mushroom cloud icons. So were would Iranian proxy Hezb'allah get the nukes: James Kirchick from City Journal: (hat tip Amaros)
Iran and its puppet Syria, threaten the world with nuclear Islamic domination and Obama is inviting Iranian and Syrian officials to our independence parties at our embassies across the world?
This might not sound like a big deal to people who do not know protocol, but we have not invited Iranian officials to our embassies for 30 years because we don't have a relationship with them. They declared at war on us (and the better part of the free world) and have been engaged in warfare ever since..
The 4th of July event is the most important representational event we do at every single embassy in the world. It is our territory.
However, now with the new Obama "engagement" policy, Iranian officials, not simply Iranian individuals, will be invited to our embassies, (our territory), for event of the year.
This engagement dung is going to explode in our faces.