So this gives credence to Ahmadinejad's ally, Chuck Hagel, on Obama's policy of "containment," despite the liar-in-chief's ensuing denials.
"I support the president's strong position on containment, as I have said," the former Republican senator from Nebraska told the Senate Armed Services Committee considering his nomination for Defense secretary.
“As you know, our policy is prevention, not containment,” Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told Fox News on Tuesday. Later, Hagel, who was being questioned by Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.), was passed a note informing him of his mistake, and he offered a correction.
"I misspoke and said I supported the president's position on containment. If I said that, I meant to say we don't have a position on containment," Hagel said.
Another #epicfail from the Obama administration.
OT but related, Ahmadinejad is currently in Cairo at the OIC (Organization of Islamic Cooperation) summit with Hamas-CAIR's Nihad Awad and the heads of 56 Muslim states and the Palestinian terror org.
Special Dispatch No. 5175: Iranian President Ahmadinejad In Interview With Editor Of Egyptian Daily 'Al-Ahram': Iran Has Become A Nuclear State MEMRI
Ahead of his historic visit to Cairo (February 5-6, 2013) to attend an Organization of the Islamic Conference summit, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad gave an interview to 'Abd Al-Nasser Salama, editor of the Egyptian daily Al-Ahram. In the interview, which was conducted in Tehran, Ahmadinejad reiterated the positions of the Iranian regime on various issues, and stressed that Iran had become a nuclear state despite Western pressures aimed at stopping it from doing so. He also spoke about Iran-Egypt relations, saying that they were gradually developing. He stressed that cooperation between the two countries could be expanded in many areas, and that rapprochement between them would lead to a solution to the Palestinian problem and to other complex problems in the region. He emphasized that Iran had no intention of attacking "the Zionist entity," and clarified that his country had high defense capabilities.
On the subject of Syria, Ahmadinejad said that he was very sorry about what was happening there, and expressed his opposition to foreign intervention. He said that the best solution for Syria would not be the establishment of a sectarian government, but rather a solution based on mutual understanding among the Syrian people. He called on all countries in the region to unite into an economic and political power in the international arena, and noted that within a few years, the balance of power in the world would shift and the U.S. would lose its hegemonic status and concentrate on its domestic affairs.
Ahmadinejad with Al-Ahram editor 'Abd Al-Nasser Salama