Monday, February 02, 2009
With Iran and the US the more things change the more they remain the same!
Iran welcomes change both sides demand the other to unclench fist??? Forget it!
Obama White House may send letter to unfreeze US-Iran relations
Analysis: Ahmadinejad on the attack
Nobody was expecting a long and warm honeymoon but the vitriol in President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's remarks to the new US administration was remarkable.
Iran's Ahmadinejad to seek second 4-year term
Obama ready to extend hand in Peace if Iran will unclench fist and talk
Iran anticipates "practical," "fundamental" changes in US policy
A day after Obama's offer to extend his hand Ahmadinejad spurns Obama overtures in a show of weakness
Ahmadinejad demands US apology Apologies all around but for which event? For being? I understand for 60 years of American Abuse!
IRAN: WILL NOT HALT NUCLEAR PROGRAMME DESPITE OBAMA
But Iran welcomes change in US foreign policy: Ahmadinejad Why? What is up? Obama will talk and be diplomatic but his policies in the middle east will be no different than Bush's. They are sadly mistaken if they think they are going to railroad Obama!
Demands Iran: Obama Must "Unclench" America's Fist Didn't Obama do that offering to talk?
Then Obama is advised to 'Treat Iran as key player'
Iran is a key player but as Bush did not want to be a player but a decider so too does Ahmadinejad!
White House: Obama not ruling out military strike against Iran
White House says it knows of no draft letter to Iran
US overtures divide Iran's policymakers
US reiterates all options on table with Iran
* Just take a look at the stories from Iran and the US since President Obama's inauguration and the relationship is more convoluted than ever. Once again "the more things change the more they remain the same" Quite honestly when Bush started insisting that Iran shut down its centrifuges and cease its nuclear ambitions I said and you know that as far as Iran is concerned, possessing a nuclear ability is their right and no one is going to tell them what they can and can not do including President Obama! Each side at least has succeeded in confusing the other as to the others stance. Obama seems to be using Diplomacy to divide and "conquer"? however with superlative discretion compared to Bush!
Ahmadinejad expecting an apology is a no go. I believe we did wrong but Obama was not even alive then but that will never happen. What I think it has to boil down to is us accepting Iran as is and start with a clean slate.
We very well may owe Iran an apology for past interference but Dwelling on the past at this point will only guarantee living in the past and we want to move into a peaceful unified future. I have repeated for years that at this point in man's and the planets life cycles we must be happy like it or not with whatever thee past has dealt us If not, with the weapons of today we are in serious trouble. The entire world better realize that! Like a clock time only works one way forward. We are past the maturing stage of out life cycle and are in the nurturing stage. Failing to acknowledge that will be to all our demise! I believe with President Obama we now have a chance at taking the right road. We must we already have too much on our plate and the world better get together right now and seriously start working at our problems!