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Obama Surrenders To Iran – For Nowruz!

From the Voice Of America and (the transcript) from Wall Street Journal:

President Obama’s Video Message to Iran

Transcript of Obama’s Message in Celebration of Nowruz

THE PRESIDENT: Today I want to extend my very best wishes to all who are celebrating Nowruz around the world.

This holiday is both an ancient ritual and a moment of renewal, and I hope that you enjoy this special time of year with friends and family.

In particular, I would like to speak directly to the people and leaders of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Nowruz is just one part of your great and celebrated culture. Over many centuries your art, your music, literature and innovation have made the world a better and more beautiful place.

Here in the United States our own communities have been enhanced by the contributions of Iranian Americans. We know that you are a great civilization, and your accomplishments have earned the respect of the United States and the world.

For nearly three decades relations between our nations have been strained. But at this holiday we are reminded of the common humanity that binds us together. Indeed, you will be celebrating your New Year in much the same way that we Americans mark our holidays — by gathering with friends and family, exchanging gifts and stories, and looking to the future with a renewed sense of hope.

Within these celebrations lies the promise of a new day, the promise of opportunity for our children, security for our families, progress for our communities, and peace between nations. Those are shared hopes, those are common dreams.

So in this season of new beginnings I would like to speak clearly to Iran’s leaders. 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. 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. 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. And the measure of that greatness is not the capacity to destroy, it is your demonstrated ability to build and create.

So on the occasion of your New Year, I want you, the people and leaders of Iran, to understand the future that we seek. It’s a future with renewed exchanges among our people, and greater opportunities for partnership and commerce. It’s a future where the old divisions are overcome, where you and all of your neighbors and the wider world can live in greater security and greater peace.

I know that this won’t be reached easily. There are those who insist that we be defined by our differences. But let us remember the words that were written by the poet Saadi, so many years ago: "The children of Adam are limbs to each other, having been created of one essence."

With the coming of a new season, we’re reminded of this precious humanity that we all share. And we can once again call upon this spirit as we seek the promise of a new beginning.

Thank you, and Eid-eh Shoma Mobarak.

The early reports say Iran has rejected Mr. Obama’s white flag salutations.

From a somehow surprised Associated Press:

Iran brushes aside new Obama video message

By ALI AKBAR DAREINI

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Iranian government brushed aside a Persian New Year’s message Friday from President Barack Obama offering to resolve years of hostility, saying it wants concrete change from Washington before it’s ready to enter a dialogue…

On Friday, an Ahmadinejad adviser played down Obama’s video, saying "minor changes will not end the differences" between Tehran and Washington.

"Obama has talked of change but has taken no practical measures to address America’s past mistakes in Iran. If Mr. Obama takes concrete actions and makes fundamental changes in U.S. foreign policy toward other nations including Iran, the Iranian government and people will not turn their back on him," press adviser Ali Akbar Javanfekr told the state-run English-language Press TV satellite station…

But of course he hasn’t offered them any money yet. Though he undoubtedly will.

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, March 20th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

14 Responses to “Obama Surrenders To Iran – For Nowruz!”

  1. Liberals Demise says:

    “……… but of course he hasn’t offered them any money yet”.
    Maybe he’d put a Happy Festivis smile on their scowlded faces if he offered them “State of the Art” gyros for their missiles. Now they can boost their energy program anywhere in the world they so choose!

    • jobeth says:

      What I expect next is that he will sell Israel down the drain to appease them. I can see it coming.

      That’s what they want the most, and he will give it to them.

      God help this nation if that happens.

      He’s already insulted the Brits. Israel is next. Any country who has stood by the US will be dumped.

      I said it before, he is out to destroy this country. Nothing he has done so far has been for our good.

      What bothers me is that half this country and the world for that matter is so stupid it sees him as some wonderful rock star.

  2. DGA says:

    “Within these celebrations lies the promise of a new day, the promise of opportunity for our children, security for our families, progress for our communities,”

    Does this clueless apology for a president KNOW islamics at all? Promise of opportunity for their children is the promise of a violent death while killing as many infidels as possible. That is their greatest wish for their kids, and the overall goal in life, to die while killing those who do not follow the islamic faith. What a pawn.

    “We know that you are a great civilization, and your accomplishments have earned the respect of the United States and the world.”

    Accomplishments, yeah, to deny Israel the right to exist, and to want to “wipe them off the face of the map”, to allow stoning to death your citizens for menial mistakes, to deny that gays exist there because you have systematically killed them.

    I think this twit will surpass carter’s foreign policy prowess by a good margin.

    • jobeth says:

      I think the difference between Carter and Obama is that Carter was a Buffoon of a lefty.

      Obama has an true agenda….a Communist agenda. And he has a real game plan already in place. And it has been in place for years, just waiting for the “right” messenger.

      Everything Obama has done so far is so far to the left and even anti- Constitution. I can’t think of one single thing he’s done that doesn’t have a leftist bent to it.

      Carter couldn’t hold a candle to Obama in leftist actions.

    • MinnesotaRush says:

      What I find more than a little bothersome, DGA, is .. how do we know (for sure) (and I don’t want to sound like an alarmist or conspiracy nut) that the message o-blah-blah is sending “to the people and leaders of the Islamic Republic of Iran” isn’t a purposeful one that he means to send (under the radar)?

      Put another way (and again, please indulge me .. I really don’t intend to be “over the top”, but ..), we know Osama bin Laden telegraphs messages to his people and operatives thru his taped broadcasts. Could the possibility exist that o-blah-blah is “telegraphing” a message of “encouragement and to be patient” in his broadcast?

      “Within these celebrations lies the promise of a new day, the promise of opportunity for our children, security for our families, progress for our communities,”

      “Does this clueless apology for a president KNOW islamics at all? Promise of opportunity for their children is the promise of a violent death while killing as many infidels as possible. That is their greatest wish for their kids, and the overall goal in life, to die while killing those who do not follow the islamic faith.”

      Maybe he DOES KNOW Islamics better than he’s showing or telling us. And maybe he’s more hopeful for its’ success than he’s showing or telling us. He sure spoke the tongue and the salutation earnestly and well as he signed off.

      What he IS showing us .. telling us .. is that he’s way, way, way, way left. He’s against American foundations and institutions. He’s anti-capitalist (“spread the wealth around” and “only government can solve this”). He is showing us he’s a chronic and accomplished liar; and his morals and ethics are severely lacking. He’s visibly grandiose and narcissistic; and I believe, mentally and emotionally ill.

      I admit that I have never trusted the man; and I do believe that he has plans for America that aren’t American or good for America! The story of the Trojan Horse comes to mind often as I contemplate and watch this guy.

      You extrapolated and identified that greatest wish of many of those who follow – practice – the (extreme) Islamic faith, DGA. To kill infidels! You pointed out their wish, desire, and PLAN even for Isreal. This is dangerous stuff!

      So .. I do apoligize if I’ve even seemed over the top or outrageous; but, I do have some very unsettling vibes from this o-blah-blah guy and thing, and am concerned for this Country and its’ citizens. I’m certainly not accusing anyone of anything or trying to cast dispersions upon anyone; but I’ve learned to be a close listener and observer, and consider all options.

      I hate to even consider these things; but we need to be vigilant. History would tell us that most of Germany was sideswiped, if you will, by a charismatic chap who showed up on their political scene once. Am I saying o-blah-blah is Hitler? Nope.

      o-blah-blah is o-blah-blah. And it simply ain’t lookin’ good!

  3. nctedl says:

    I wonder how long it will take before the next strike at America. Now that we have President surrender at the helm.

    • DGA says:

      I’m sure there’s a couple of schemes in the works right now to kill off as many of us as possible. Have to admit, the next few years will be as lax as a terrorist would want it to be.

  4. canary says:

    Obama has really ticked Iran off, those are fighting words, whether accident or intentional, referring to Adam; an ancestor of Jesus (Matthew 1). Maybe his Catholic/muslim mixed education in Indonesia messed him up, or this is code language. This is the real saying the Iranians say on their National Holiday. Get it. Iran wants to mace us.

    Of one Essence is the human race,
    Thusly has Creation put the Base;
    One Limb impacted is sufficient,
    For all Others to feel the Mace.

  5. brad says:

    Fork-tongued lawyering doesn’t work?! Who would have thought! Looks like Iranians are smarter than Americans. We LOVE to elect scumbag talkers who do nothing.

    Lawyers are not experts in any area but verbal manipulation. I am glad that one group of people rejected his silly speech and were not taken in by the group hypnosis plaguing Obama’s supporters.

    http://marod.net/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/hypnotoad.gif
    YOU WILL SUPPORT OBAMA!

  6. canary says:

    I was ready to deploy and Ronald Reagan saved the day. Yet the Iran’s threat of bio chemical weapons on the U.S. continued to this day. Jimmy the peanut, just talked b.s. like Obama, and Reagan demanded those Barbaric Iranians to let our hostages go. Then we got ready to deploy, and then presto, they were released. Obama is ignorant. You can tell a man by his friends. First it was all his writing, poems, and then a Lawyer, and he has no experience other than hating America. Now he’s too busy going on TV every dang day. I hope he keeps this up. Watching him, makes you feel better about yourself at the end of the day.

  7. mybrotherkeeper says:

    I tried to see what Obama said, could only get through the first few paragraphs or so and realized it was just a lot of hot air. Evidently, the Iranians saw that, too, and weren’t duly impressed. And then they ‘dissed’ him. They can smell weakness; it seems the West pansies are the only ones who can’t. God help freedom-loving people all over the world!

  8. artboyusa says:

    “Within these celebrations lies the promise of a new day, the promise of opportunity for our children, security for our families, progress for our communities, and peace between nations. Those are shared hopes, those are common dreams…” Did everybody who used to work at Hallmark get second jobs as speechwriters for this guy? Fatuous, incoherent trash. Why didn’t he promise them a chicken in every pot and peace in our time while he was at it? Oh – right. He kinda did.

  9. VMAN says:

    Islamic Republic? Isn’t that an oxymoron? Can anyone say “aid and comfort to the enemy”?

  10. VMAN says:

    OOPS!! sorry they’re not his enemy they’re his peeps.


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