Obama, Imanutjob & YouTube: Lightweight-in-Chief Strikes Again

According to Obama, America needs to speak directly to the Iranian people. That is why Pres Obama released a statement on YouTube to the Iranian people over their New Year holiday. Unfortunately, Iran blocks YouTube. It is likely that Pres. Obama’s “gesture” will be seen, during this election year, as the fruits of Amhadinejad’s hard line stance against the US.

    “The Iranian president will likely claim credit for the Obama video diplomacy. The sudden shift in U.S. policy will have Iranian voters and the Arab populace concluding that the extremely harsh rhetoric of Ahmadinejad forced a Western superpower to capitulate…

    Ahmadinejad will declare that he can push foreign policy via a hard-line stance far more effectively than his more moderate rival…

    Which just goes to show how Obama’s use of YouTube to communicate appeasement can embarrass the West and strengthen a renegade regime’s hand.”

Full article from James Hirsen below:


    Obama Tries to Reach Iran Through YouTube Diplomacy

    Following in the footsteps of Osama bin Laden, President Barack Obama has decided to communicate U.S. policy, concerning one of the most dangerous regimes in the world, via an Internet video.

    Obama recently posted one of his patented YouTube videos in which he “reached out” to Iran just as the Iranians were beginning to celebrate their new year.

    There was a problem, though. YouTube has been blocked out by the government of Iran since the Fall of 2008.

    Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s supreme leader, responded to President Obama’s video with a dismissive rejection. He demanded specific concessions from the U.S. with respect to Iranian policy.

    “They chant the slogan of change but no change is seen in practice. We haven’t seen any change,” Khamenei said in a speech before an Iranian crowd.

    Khamenei said there has been no change in Obama’s language when compared to that of his predecessor.

    He also said Washington’s accusations that Iran is seeking nuclear weapons are a sign of U.S. hostility and reiterated the claim that Iran’s nuclear program is only for peaceful purposes.

    Obama’s video was posted just as Iran prepares for what could be a significant presidential election this June. The defiant despot Ahmadinejad is running for another four-year term against Mir Hossein Mousavi, a former prime minister.

    The world would be better off with the less hostile Mousavi, but Obama’s message is like a campaign ad for the hardliner, Ahmadinejad.

    The Iranian president will likely claim credit for the Obama video diplomacy. The sudden shift in U.S. policy will have Iranian voters and the Arab populace concluding that the extremely harsh rhetoric of Ahmadinejad forced a Western superpower to capitulate.

    Ahmadinejad will declare that he can push foreign policy via a hard-line stance far more effectively than his more moderate rival.

    Which just goes to show how Obama’s use of YouTube to communicate appeasement can embarrass the West and strengthen a renegade regime’s hand.

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