Good news: Obama promises “aggressive” capitulation to Iran

posted at 7:37 pm on November 1, 2007 by Allahpundit

Say goodnight, Barry.

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…

[H]e asserted that Iran’s support for militant groups in Iraq reflected its anxiety over the Bush administration’s policies in the region, including talk of a possible American military strike on Iranian nuclear installations.

Making clear that he planned to talk to Iran without preconditions, Mr. Obama emphasized further that “changes in behavior” by Iran could possibly be rewarded with membership in the World Trade Organization, other economic benefits and security guarantees.

And what if that doesn’t work and they keep on bomb-building? Well, then he’s going to consider a military option — depending not just on the effect on Iran “but how is that going to impact the stability of the region and how’s that going to impact our long-term security interests,” which sounds shrewd and prudent until you realize that it’s cover to declare any use of force “destabilizing” to some or another part of the Middle East and thus unworkable. He’s basically telling you here that he’ll let them have the bomb because war is/must/would be necessarily more “unstable” and thus worse. But never mind that. Remind me — which Bush policy was it that caused Iran enough “anxiety” to create, arm, and supply Hezbollah, the obvious model for Tehran’s support of Sadr and SCIRI and a force with whom the Mahdi Army, by its own admission, is already coordinating? How deep does this tool’s self-delusion run that he thinks they’d pass on a golden opportunity to carve out a piece of Iraq using the same proxy M.O. that’s worked like a charm in Lebanon just because he’s willing to shake hands? He’s grasping at reasons to blame Bush because if he faces the fact that this is simply what Iran does, it renders all these little carrots of his absurd and forces him to make some hard choices. Which, alas, might be “destabilizing.”

How weak is he? This weak. Follow the link up top and marvel at the sharply skeptical tone the article takes when describing his “residual force” plan for Iraq. Even the Times thinks he’s too soft. See you in four years, Messiah.


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I wonder if he’s had his Presidential Seal adorned kneepads tailor made yet.

Hollowpoint on November 1, 2007 at 7:43 PM

I see Obama is sitting in the Carol Mosley Braun seat in Illinois. And like her will say “good riddance” when he is voted out after one term.

If not for the governor Ryan scandal (and the Jerri Ryan’s ex hubby Scandal) We would not have gotten senator “O Bama”

William Amos on November 1, 2007 at 7:44 PM

Of course he would, his freaking middle name is Hussein.
By the way is he Sunni or Shia? He must be Shia?

TheSitRep on November 1, 2007 at 7:40 PM

And of course someone has to take it three steps too far…

Dems have proven time and again that they don’t need to be Muslim to be appeasers to Islamic regimes.

Hollowpoint on November 1, 2007 at 7:45 PM

The big three ain’t doing so well. They’re going to wind up inviting Gavel back just to have a choice of candidates once Hillary,Silky and Messiah get torpedoed.

bbz123 on November 1, 2007 at 7:45 PM

There’s always Kucinich. Or Gore could step down from Prophethood

William Amos on November 1, 2007 at 7:46 PM

a possible promise not to seek “regime change” if Iran stopped meddling in Iraq and cooperated on terrorism and nuclear issues.

Mountain out of a mole hill, IMHO.

I think that Bush would jump at something like that. He seems to have settled for much less with regards to NorKor and I do not see any Bush “regime change” in Iran anyway.

MB4 on November 1, 2007 at 7:47 PM

It just seems like he wants the US to have the same relationship with Iraq as he does with his wife.

JayHaw Phrenzie on November 1, 2007 at 7:47 PM

I think that Bush would jump at something like that. He seems to have settled for much less with regards to NorKor and I do not see any Bush “regime change” in Iran anyway.

North Korea’s not Iran, whatever axis they might share. Not after 9/11.

Allahpundit on November 1, 2007 at 7:50 PM

There’s always Kucinich. Or Gore could step down from Prophethood

William Amos on November 1, 2007 at 7:46 PM

Once you have been a god it would be very hard to become just a man again. Not speaking from personal expierience, just seems like it would be too much to ask of his Oracleness.

MB4 on November 1, 2007 at 7:50 PM

How cute. When he grows up, maybe he’ll be President someday.

JiangxiDad on November 1, 2007 at 7:51 PM

North Korea’s not Iran, whatever axis they might share. Not after 9/11.

Allahpundit on November 1, 2007 at 7:50 PM

So do you think that Bush is going to accomplish “regime change” in Iran?

MB4 on November 1, 2007 at 7:51 PM

Can Gore possibly come back from the “caped crusader” mockery On South Park? I’m still laughing.

bbz123 on November 1, 2007 at 7:54 PM

If any Democrat is elected (May God Forbid) they will RUN to apologize to Iran and then give them money to help build their nuclear “power plant.”

Ann Coulter’s article today does an excellent job of describing the current surge of anti-Semitism within Leftist elitist organizations. The Left is in love with Islam. As she so eloquently puts it: The new king knows not Joseph.

Maxx on November 1, 2007 at 7:56 PM

Should AMerica Iran expect any less from Osama Obama, born a Muslim Christian and trying to spread Islam peace?

Of course not.

madmonkphotog on November 1, 2007 at 7:56 PM

North Korea’s not Iran, whatever axis they might share. Not after 9/11.

Allahpundit on November 1, 2007 at 7:50 PM

Krazy Kim is “just” the armorer to those that would use said “special weapons” in a heartbeat, not the trigger-puller.

steveegg on November 1, 2007 at 7:58 PM

Able to guzzle more energy than dozens of normal men! Producing more hot air than a locomotive! Able to pile up carbon credits higher than a tall building in a single bound!!!

Look UP in the sky! It’s ChickenLittle! It’s FlyingSnakeOilSalesman! It’s the Sultan of Chad! It’s the Ayatollah of Heat! It’s the Caped Crusader! No, it’s CarbonMan in a private jet painted green! And now following in the tradition of other great men such as Jimmy Carter and Yasir Arafat, he is the proud recipient of a Nobel Prize!!!

CarbonMan, strange visitor from an alternate reality who came to Earth with claims and scary predictions far beyond those of mortal men, disguised as Fat Albert, and now joined by other members of the Royal GreenLeague such as BioFuelHummerMan and EcoCleaningWoman, they all fight a
never ending battle for Science-fiction, hypocrisy and the Hollywood way

MB4 on November 1, 2007 at 7:59 PM

Come on boys and girls, can you say jizya?

I knew you could. WTG Barry!

kooly on November 1, 2007 at 8:25 PM

I really don’t like Clinton, but I really hope she gets the Dem nod. She will do waaay less damage than Obama or Edwards.

BadgerHawk on November 1, 2007 at 8:52 PM

North Korea’s not Iran, whatever axis they might share. Not after 9/11.

China was key to making North Korea more cooperative. Working with China and Russia on Iran is important to making any resolution sustainable.

dedalus on November 1, 2007 at 9:00 PM

“Aggressive” is just some focus-group word. Nothing more.

Attila (Pillage Idiot) on November 1, 2007 at 9:09 PM

28 months ago he was debating the pressing issue of dog catcher salaries. 28 months from now he’ll be implementing Sharia law in the US.

Wolf Muslim in sheep’s kooky black power christian clothing.

Alden Pyle on November 1, 2007 at 9:13 PM

Why was Iran hiding its nuclear program for years, Barack?

Secret peaceful uses?

So shallow a penny would form an island.

profitsbeard on November 1, 2007 at 9:23 PM

with Iran if elected president, and would offer economic inducements and a possible promise not

Forget about the topic (Iran). He is offering tangible things in the real world in exchange for “promise”s. Surely this is this is the sign he is someone with great foresight and wisdom!

Resolute on November 1, 2007 at 9:57 PM

Oops I botched that quote but I think that is still the point of what he was saying

Resolute on November 1, 2007 at 9:58 PM

He makes Jimmah look like Hawk!

Alden Pyle on November 1, 2007 at 9:59 PM

Senator Barack Obama said he would “engage in aggressive personal diplomacy” with beg for mercy from Iran if elected president, and would offer economic inducements pay the jizya to his overlords and a possible promise not to seek “regime change” if Iran stopped meddling killing American troops in Iraq and cooperated on terrorism and nuclear issues.

There, that’s better.

Laura on November 1, 2007 at 10:29 PM

Hollowpoint on November 1, 2007 at 7:43 PM

That and he has it tattooed on the small of his back, so our enemies can see it while they’re putting it in his a$$.

csdeven on November 1, 2007 at 10:40 PM

“caped crusader”
bbz123 on November 1, 2007 at 7:54 PM

Whooooooooooshhhhhhhhh!

Bwahahahaha!!!

csdeven on November 1, 2007 at 10:43 PM

I wonder if he’s had his Presidential Seal adorned kneepads tailor made yet.

Hollowpoint on November 1, 2007 at 7:43 PM

Oh Obama is in FULL PUCKER stance!

Gatordoug on November 1, 2007 at 10:44 PM

William Amos on November 1, 2007 at 7:44 PM

Hard to imagine, but then again the comments on that Tribune editorial the other day showed some spunk. The readers want Blagojevich, Stroger, Jones, and Daley all fired and hosed down.

Still, he is the (libtard) Messiah.

Jaibones on November 2, 2007 at 12:11 AM

Hey, Allah. Loved the tone. Just the right mix of contempt and disrespect.

Jaibones on November 2, 2007 at 12:11 AM

Hey, did we just get saved from another Carter?

Kevin M on November 2, 2007 at 5:41 AM

Obama and Edwards are weak compared to “unpopular” Hillary-if the Dem leadership isn’t sweating bullets yet as to their chances of regaining the White House, they soon will be. This is the weakest field for Dems since…well…the last election. Must be something in the kool-aid.

Doug on November 2, 2007 at 7:26 AM

For a guy who attended a madrassa, B.O. sure knows nothing about Islam. Doesn’t the Koran teach that it is okay for muslims to lie to their enemies in order to gain military advantage? Diplomatic meetings with an islamic country that is your sworn enemy will only benefit them, not us. I have stated before that B.O. was the 2nd emptiest suit running for the Dem nom. He sure is giving Edwards a run for #1.

Wingo on November 2, 2007 at 9:31 AM