Oh Really: Obama and Iran

Well kids – it looks like it’s time for another game of “Oh Really?” (conservative-style).  The subject of this edition?  The illustrious Mr. Obama.

The messiah – having solved the economic crisis, lowered the sea levels, ended poverty, and achieved global harmony – decided to turn his focus to more leisurely endeavors.  Things like filling out his NCAA basketball bracket, making fun of the handicapped with Jay Leno on national television and making sweet videos for the Iranians.  This last one really blew my mind.

Get this line of bull. 

President Barack Obama is reaching out to the Iranian people in a new video with Farsi subtitles, saying the U.S. is prepared to end years of strained relations if Tehran tones down its bellicose rhetoric….

“So in this season of new beginnings I would like to speak clearly to Iran’s leaders,” Obama said in the video. “We have serious differences that have grown over time. My administration is now committed to diplomacy that addresses the full range of issues before us, and to pursuing constructive ties among the United States, Iran and the international community….”

In his message Friday, Obama had a warning for Tehran: “This process will not be advanced by threats. We seek instead engagement that is honest and grounded in mutual respect.”

“You, too, have a choice. The United States wants the Islamic Republic of Iran to take its rightful place in the community of nations,” Obama said. “You have that right, but it comes with real responsibilities, and that place cannot be reached through terror or arms, but rather through peaceful actions that demonstrate the true greatness of the Iranian people and civilization.”

So, Mr. Obama – you think that 30 years of US policy aimed at Iran is wrong-headed and stubborn?  Ronald Reagan, George HW, George W and, yes, even Bubba were misguided in their attempts to punish Iran for their support (financial and military) of terrorist groups.  The Iranian calls for the destruction of Israel were just silly little words.  And Iran’s insistance on pursuing nuclear weapons is just a little misunderstanding.  After all they are just a “tiny country” that poses no threat, right?

OH REALLY?????

And so – Mr. Obama, Mr. President, Barry ole pal – you’re gonna undo 30 years of “misguided” US policy towards Iran by making a sweet, precious video.  You’re going to extend the hand of friendship to Iran’s theocratic thugs.  They just need to be not-so-mean – play nice, say nice things about others, and maybe smile a little more.  That’ll solve everything, eh?

OH REALLY????

Well, buddy.  Iran’s supreme dude, responded to your video message.  You know what he said?

Khamenei set the bar impossibly high — demanding an overhaul of U.S. foreign policy, including giving up “unconditional support” for Israel and halting claims that Iran is seeking nuclear arms. Iran insists its nuclear program is only for peaceful energy purposes.

“Have you released Iranian assets? Have you lifted oppressive sanctions? Have you given up mudslinging and making accusations against the great Iranian nation and its officials?” Khamenei said in a speech in the northeastern city of Mashhad. The crowd chanted “Death to America.”

“He (Obama) insulted the Islamic Republic of Iran from the first day. If you are right that change has come, where is that change? What is the sign of that change? Make it clear for us what has changed.”

Oh no.  Sounds like they aren’t gonna play nice, Mr. Obama.  Of course – it wasn’t all bad for you.

Still, Khamenei left the door open to better ties with America, saying “should you change, our behavior will change, too.”

Well, there you have it, Barry.  All we have to do is concede that the US has been wrong for 30 years and change our ways.  Just denounce Israel, back off the nuclear thing and turn a blind eye to Iranian support for Hamas and Hezbollah.  That shouldn’t be too hard for you.  You already have your folks kissing Syria’s rear-end, and you’re going to give the Palestinians nearly 1 billion of American taxpayer dollars (we don’t need that money anyway).  So, acquiescing to Iran’s demands just seems to follow the natural course of things.  Then all the radical Islamist guys over there will love us and stop killing us.  And we will all have you to thank, Mr. President.

Let’s take a break now.  The point of “Oh Really?” is to point out that someone has lost touch with any semblance of reality.  Obama has reached that point.  He has gone and humiliated the United States with this garbage, making us appear weak and, quite frankly, ignorant.  You want mutual respect from Iran, Barry.  Did you hear any respect from Khameni?  I sure as hell didn’t. This is unforgivable.

Mr. Obama – there have been many Euro-liberals before you who have tried this approach with Iran and their ilk.  They thought that we just weren’t open enough.  We just needed to try and be understanding, culturally-sensitive and open to dialogue.  Where the hell did that get any of them?  Iran’s behavior has not changed despite this kowtowing, ass-kissing type of message.  You think this will all change just because it came from you, Mr. Obama?  I realize that you might believe it will.  After all – you are the messiah.  And you are accustomed to the adulation and adoring crowds who take your every word as gospel.  Hope and change, dude. Hope and change.

Well, here’s a message for you.  You and the Ivy League nerds that comprise your administration are naive at best and dangerous at worst.  Your socialist/marxist professors indoctrinated you with worthless, failed economic theory.  They made you believe that a socialist, utopian economy and social structure could actually work despite the fact that it has failed over and over again.  Similarly, you guys were brainwashed by American-hating “educators” who railed against those damned neocons.  They taught you that you must be embarrased by your nation.  They threw around phrases like “social justice” and “hegemony” to emphasize the need for your guilt.

And, so, it leads you to do something as shameful and ridiculous as this.  The slap in the face that you received from Iran should be a lesson to you.  But I doubt you learn that lesson.  You and your kind are oblivious and blind.  There is no hope for you.  The only hope is that your presidency is short and that the damage you do can be undone by those who come after you.