In the grand tradition of "pretty please give me back my drone" the POTUS pens a pusillanimous letter to Iran. The Ayatollah's press is delighted to report the contents of the cringe-inducing missive:
MP Hojjatoleslam Hossein Ebrahimi said on Wednesday, “Obama’s letter has several parts. Part of it is about this, (namely) that using international waterways is the right of all countries and all should benefit from them. And in this letter, he has described it as the United States’ red line.”
“In the letter, Obama has mentioned cooperation and negotiation based on the interests of the two countries,” Ebrahimi, who is the deputy chairman of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, told the Nasimonline news website.
“He has stated in the letter that they will not take any hostile action against the Islamic Republic of Iran,” he added.
Ebrahimi also said, “This is not the first time that Obama has sent a message and letter to the Islamic Republic of Iran. He has repeatedly spoken in a soft tone about the Islamic Republic of Iran, but, in practice, he has not acted accordingly.”
“Obama’s letter indicates that the United States has become afraid of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s might and has realized the point that an arrogant spirit is of no use, and therefore, he has softened his tone when speaking about the Islamic Republic of Iran,” he stated.
Obama, obviously, thinks he can catch more mullahs with honey than with sturm und drang. The Iranians, obviously, think he's a big pussy.
He added, “The important issue is that without the Islamic Republic of Iran’s permission, no country can benefit from the Persian Gulf.”
Of course, if Iran were still a pro-Western ally of the U. S., eager to accommodate American interests and maintain cordial relations with Israel (as was the case under the much-maligned Shah), you could bet your bottom dollar that Mr. Obama would be treating them in his best high-handed, imperious, disdainful fashion. Everything about both his domestic and foreign policies is explicable if we accept the premise that he considers the real enemy of "his people," as Mr. Holder had it, to be Euro-America and its allies.
Hug your foes and shaft your friends--that's pretty much the Obama motto.
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