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How's that open hand diplomacy working for ya President Obama?

Not so good I'm thinking:

Iran's president made a scathing and personal attack on U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday as an "inexperienced amateur" who was too quick to threaten to use nuclear weapons against enemies of the United States.

Commenting on new U.S. policy restrictions on the use of atomic weapons which sent a stern message to nuclear-defiant Iran that it remained a potential target, hard-line Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told Obama that Iran would not yield to threats.

"Obama made these latest remarks because he is inexperienced and an amateur politician," Ahmadinejad said on Iranian television. "American politicians are like cowboys. Whenever they have legal shortcomings, their hands go to their guns."

Obama had made a diplomatic overture to Tehran soon after he took power in 2009, urging it to "unclench its fist."

But since then a confrontation has intensified over Iran's nuclear activities which the West suspects aims to develop an atomic bomb and which Tehran says is for civilian use.

Obama has recently urged U.N. Security Council members to back new sanctions against Iran.

His changes to U.S. weapons policy were announced before a nuclear summit in Washington next week. He renounced the development of new atomic weapons and ruled out the use of nuclear arms against non-nuclear armed states.

But this came with a condition. Countries would be spared a U.S. nuclear response only if they are in compliance with the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. Iran and North Korea would thus not be protected and be potential targets.

"Yesterday some news was published saying that he (Obama) has threatened to use nuclear and biochemical weapons against countries that don't comply with America and which do not yield to America's pressure," Ahmadinejad said in the speech from the northwestern city of Urmia. "We hope these reports are false."

One of Mr. Ahmadinejad's minions then went on to threaten Israel with annihilation (again), stating "If they (Israel) attack Iran, possibly no trace will be left from the Zionist regime (Israel)".

It's good to know Obama's in charge to handle this sort of blustering wouldn't you agree?

Crossposted at Brutally Honest.


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Comments (19)

"inexperienced amateur"... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

"inexperienced amateur"

Can't argue with the truth.

Ahmadinejad's quip that Oba... (Below threshold)
Caesar Augustus:

Ahmadinejad's quip that Obama is an "inexperienced amateur" really is an insult to inexperienced amateurs.

Mini-jihad knows an inexper... (Below threshold)
914:

Mini-jihad knows an inexperienced amateur when he sees one. Time to go bow now Barry.

Did he just call Obama a "c... (Below threshold)

Did he just call Obama a "cowboy"? Good grief.

"American politicians are like cowboys. Whenever they have legal shortcomings, their hands go to their guns."

No wonder the terrorists don't like us, when they piss us off we fight back and kill them instead of just taking it like Europe.

Well...for a while we did.<... (Below threshold)

Well...for a while we did.

Gosh, things are bad when w... (Below threshold)
mag:

Gosh, things are bad when we can agree with one of our enemies about our president.

Wow, Rick is actually takin... (Below threshold)
Tina S:

Wow, Rick is actually taking the side of Ahmadinejad. Some people would say you are giving aid and comfort to our enemies.

Wow, Rick is ac... (Below threshold)
Wow, Rick is actually taking the side of Ahmadinejad.
The truth doesn't care who tells it.
Tina S,You mind su... (Below threshold)
Rick:

Tina S,

You mind substantiating that charge in some cogent way?

Open hand diplomacy sucks, ... (Below threshold)
Roy:

Open hand diplomacy sucks, when you get bitch-slapped by it.

"Wow, Rick is actually t... (Below threshold)
914:

"Wow, Rick is actually taking the side of Ahmadinejad. Some people would say you are giving aid and comfort to our enemies."


Some people would say by voting for Obama you have done the same.


"Iran's president made a sc... (Below threshold)
JPO:

"Iran's president made a scathing and personal attack on U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday as an "inexperienced amateur" who was too quick to threaten to use nuclear weapons against enemies of the United States."

One could only dream of President Reagan's response to a statement like this. Maybe something like, "It's not a threat, it's a promise." Or maybe he would simply remark on the tendency of school yard bullies to quickly resort to name calling when they have run out of anything intelligent or coherent to say. Whatever the case, it's hard to imagine him letting another world leader call him a p***y repeatedly and get away with it.

#11 RIGHT ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!</... (Below threshold)
mag:

#11 RIGHT ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tina, If you have ... (Below threshold)
Chip:

Tina,

If you have any integrity and hope to have any semblance of honest debate here on wizbang, you'll point to area in the post and the how Rick "is actually taking the side of Ahmadinejad." In my view he is reporting what was said and asked the question, "How's that open hand diplomacy working out for ya, President Obama?"

Go ahead, I double dog dare ya. Personally I think you're talking out your wazoo here.

"American politicians are l... (Below threshold)
jim m:

"American politicians are like cowboys."

Yeah, except this one is more like Brokeback Mountain than the Lone Ranger.

Chip - "Go ahead, I dou... (Below threshold)
Marc:

Chip - "Go ahead, I double dog dare ya. Personally I think you're talking out your wazoo here."

tina has a wazoo? I thought she possessed a Blow Hole. But this isn't the first time at being wrong.

"tina has a wazoo? I tho... (Below threshold)
914:

"tina has a wazoo? I thought she possessed a Blow Hole."

Pie hole , wazoo, blow hole, clap trap.. Its all the same.

0-Bambi: How's it feel to b... (Below threshold)
Constitution First:

0-Bambi: How's it feel to be Bitch-slapped by a Psychotic Anti-Semite?

How's it feel t... (Below threshold)
How's it feel to be Bitch-slapped by a Psychotic Anti-Semite?
Must... resist... mentioning... Michelle...



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