Thursday, November 6, 2008

Ahmadinejad Congratulates Obama: Here We Go

VP elect Joe Biden warned us a month ago that someone would try and test President Obama within 6 months of his taking power. Well how right he was. According to the Jerusalem Post "Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Thursday congratulated Barack Obama on his election win - the first time an Iranian leader has offered such wishes to a US president-elect since the 1979 Islamic Revolution." Who would have thought that Ahmadinejad is such a polite and gracious leader.

The article continues, " In his message to Obama Thursday, Ahmadinejad went on to say that "nations of the world" expect changes from Obama - mostly that he will change current US foreign policy.
That policy, the note claimed, was "based on warmongering, occupation, bullying, deception and humiliation, as well as discrimination and unfair relations" and has led to "hatred of all nations and majority of governments toward the US leaders."
Ahmadinejad also said that Obama is expected to replace such a policy with "an approach based on justice and respect, as well as lack of intervention in the affairs of others."

Clearly the Iranian leader is setting up Obama to engage in diplomacy, his greatest stalling tactic. Let's see if Obama will succumb to the Iranian leaders charm or whether he will show some backbone and stand strong.

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