Senator Barack Obama said he would “engage in aggressive personal diplomacy” with Iran if elected president, and would offer economic inducements and a possible promise not to seek “regime change” if Iran stopped meddling in Iraq and cooperated on terrorism and nuclear issues.
In an hourlong interview on Wednesday, Mr. Obama made clear that forging a new relationship with Iran would be a major element of what he pledged would be a broad effort to stabilize Iraq as he executed a speedy timetable for the withdrawal of American combat troops.
Mr. Obama said that Iran had been “acting irresponsibly” by supporting Shiite militant groups in Iraq. He also emphasized that Iran’s suspected nuclear weapons program and its support for “terrorist activities” were serious concerns.
- HE WILL USE "AGGRESSIVE PERSONAL DIPLOMACY"!? WHAT THE EFF IS THAT!? IT'S PURE BS. BUSH HAS USED THE EU 3 AND THE IAEA FOR FOUR FREAKIN' YEARS - AND GOTTEN US NOWHERE AS IRAN HAS GOTTEN CLOSER TO A NUKE. THE TIME FOR TALKING IS DRAWING TO A CLOSE.
- HE'S "SERIOUSLY CONCERNED" ABOUT IRAN'S NUKE PROGRAM!? THIS IS VERY VAGUE AND VAGUENESS HAS NEVER LED TO MORE STABILITY OR SECURITY.
- SENATOR KERRY IS MORE QUALIFIED FOR THE PRESIDENCY THAN OBAMA, AND KERRY WAS UNFIT FOR COMMAND.
- WHAT DOES THAT MAKE OBAMA? A JOKE.
WE WILL NOT BE SAFER WITH A PRESIDENT WHO WANTS TO TREAT THE ENEMY NICER.