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US Invites Iranians To July 4th Parties

From the ever hopeful New York Times:

A New Iran Overture, With Hot Dogs

By MARK LANDLER
Published: June 1, 2009

SAN SALVADOR — Having sent the Iranian people a video greeting on their New Year, President Obama is now inviting them to help celebrate a quintessentially American holiday, the Fourth of July.

Last Friday, the State Department sent a cable to its embassies and consulates around the world notifying them that “they may invite representatives from the government of Iran” to their Independence Day celebrations — annual receptions that typically feature hot dogs, red-white-and-blue bunting and some perfunctory remarks about the founding fathers.

Administration officials characterized the move as another in a series of American overtures to Iran. The United States has not had relations with Iran since the American Embassy in Tehran was seized by protesters in 1979; the country’s diplomats have not been formally invited to American events since then.

“It is another way of saying we are not putting barriers in the way of communicating,” said one administration official. “It is another way of signaling that there is an opportunity that should not be wasted.”

A second official said the ban no longer made sense, at a time when the United States was actively engaging with Iranian officials elsewhere. In March, the administration’s special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, Richard C. Holbrooke, chatted with Iran’s deputy foreign minister, Mohammad Mehdi Akhondzadeh, at a conference in The Hague.

The authorization to issue the invitations was disclosed by a senior State Department official on the eve of a three-day visit to Latin America by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because the new policy was not public…

Gosh, they will have to love us now.

Just be careful about what is in that hotdog, if you want to keep your head attached to your neck.

Oh, and you had better check their firecrackers before they light them.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

9 Responses to “US Invites Iranians To July 4th Parties”

  1. catie

    Well isn’t this wonderful? And I love this comment “some perfunctory remarks about the founding fathers.”. Perfunctory remarks may not be necessary as it’s really not important to the messiah and his team what the Founders stood for.
    This just keeps getting better all the time.

  2. proreason

    Drudge is reporting today that Obama says Iran has a right to nukes, provided of course they are for peaceful purposes.

    I’ve been reluctant to make direct comparisons between Obama and Hitler, but what can that kind of remark other than deeply rooted anti-semitism?

  3. beautyofreason

    So…the only thing that comes to my mind is “sick.”

    Iran executes people for leaving Islam and for blogging negatively about the government. These are not just 1979 values that can be reformed but laws affirmed or voted upon after 2005. To invite Iranian representatives to parties that celebrate independence from tyranny is a joke. Mentioning the founders’ documents is not just a perfunctory exercise but about respect for free speech, religious and economic freedom.

    And the Iranian government will continue to pin their Sunni terrorist attacks on us without recourse.

  4. Liberals Demise

    You have got to be kidding me!!

    We provide the festivities and food ……….. they provide the fireworks!!!!!
    Don’ t tell me barry ain’t schmoozing with mideast pigs (islamo-hogs)!!

    What is one of the games we’ll play, “Head in a sack” relay race?
    Got more? Add on………..

  5. bousquem

    I say we or Israel provide the fireworks in the way of some nice care packages that leave that area of the world glowing like a glowstick for the next couple of thousand years. It would be a nice gift anyways, they seem to always want to meet God so we send them on an all expense one way trip to him so he can toss alot of the nuts straight into the inferno.

  6. canary

    He just came a year or so ago to NYC for a political meeting. Laura Bush walked right by him and snubbed him. It’s that joyous gay connection he and Obama made on their first meeting. Birds of a feather flock together. You can judge a man, by the company he keeps. Leopards seldom change their spots. This adminstration has been one big party bash after another.

  7. Reality Bytes

    I guess spare ribs are off the menu, huh?

    • jobeth

      RB I say we have a huge Pulled Pork BBQ at every celebration. If they come…we’ll force feed’em. I mean we are just trying to live up to the hospitality standards that the middle east is so famous for.

      That threat may make’em stay away. (we can only hope)

      Who in the name of Pete would want these wackos at our forth celebrations…besides Obalmy I mean.

      You know that phony Christian facade of his has completely crumbled and his Muslim”ness” is breaking through. But who’s surprised at that?

      Remember when he was campaigning and right after he took office we were all criticized for believing and spreading the “rumor” that this “Christian man” was a muslim? No need to hide it now.

      He “Won” so what does he care. I think he knows he won’t be a two time president…by that time he will have brought such “change” to this country he plans on being king. He doesn’t care who knows now.

      He can drop all the charades now and basically “come clean”. ( I know, Obamy and “come clean is an oxymoron) Everyone is in such a trance right now no one seems to be able to stop his evilness.

      Having said that, I went to Lowes today and needed help with a heavy item. The really good looking young man…maybe 22-23. assisted me. The type of guy you know is “cool” in his circles. He commented on how he didn’t want to live in this world the way it’s going, but he now has a baby he wants to see grow up.. That he is scared. He brought this up himself.

      He gives me hope for the young. That maybe the younger crowd is beginning to see through all this nonsense. I sure hope so!

    • Liberals Demise

      Me Too!!


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