Khamenei says no compromise

posted at 8:46 am on June 24, 2009 by Ed Morrissey

If the mullahs in Iran had any sense at all, they would find a way to reach a public rapprochement with politically useful members of the opposition that have taken to the streets in the biggest challenge to their authority since the 1979 revolution that put them in power.  Of course, if they had any sense at all, they wouldn’t have botched the rigging of the election that created the crisis in the first place.  In that pigheaded vein, Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei vowed to stand his ground and crush the revolt — and reconsider diplomatic ties with Western nations:

Iran’s supreme leader said Wednesday that the government would not give in to pressure over the disputed presidential election, effectively closing the door to compromise with the opposition.

Iran also said it was considering downgrading ties with Britain, which it has accused of spying and fomenting days of unprecedented street protests over the vote.

“On the current situation, I was insisting and will insist on implementation of the law. That means, we will not go one step beyond the law,” Khamenei said on state television. “For sure, neither the system nor the people will give in to pressures at any price.” He used language that indicated he was referring to domestic pressures. …

The government accused Britain of using spies to foment the unprecedented street protests and Iran expelled two British diplomats Tuesday. Prime Minister Gordon Brown announced that two Iranian diplomats were being sent home in retaliation.

The smart move for the mullahs would be to find ways to split the opposition, which has been broad-based and unorganized.  Khamenei could find a few people with credibility among the street protesters, announce a commission to address some of the less-threatening complaints in the system, or offer mid-level positions in the government to them.  That would essentially co-opt enough of them to confuse and distract the people in the street.  Not all of them want an end to a theocratic-based system, and the opportunity for splitting the masses seems pretty good — for a tyrant with an ounce of insight.

Instead, Khamenei plans to make it worse.  Not only has he set up special courts to try the protesters, which makes clear the political nature of their prosecution, but now Khamenei wants to curtail ties with another Western nation, the UK.  One reason people poured into the streets is growing frustration over the mullahcracy’s record of making Iran a pariah nation, creating trade barriers that bite into the average Iranian’s pocket and reducing the prestige of their nation.  Khamenei now proposes to isolate Iran even further, which will give momentum to the protesters.

Khamenei apparently has never learned the First Rule of Holes, but we can hope he learns it now — the hard way.

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The world is not surprised.

We project our well wishes with the Persian people of good will to determine their Liberty.

Americans are aware of the decades it took following our successful Revolutionary War, accomplished via alliance with France as mutual enemy of Britain, to establish our successful Constitutional Republic, the USA.

Coincidentally, today being St. Jean Baptiste Day, it is interesting to note today that Canada spent a century of revolts prior to gaining its own independence following the last uprising, finally successful, when the British Monarchy subsequently designated their military diplomat to surmise the situation, and he advised Britain to allow Canada independent responsible self governance.

God helps those who help themselves.

St. Jean Baptiste Day with the Summer Solstice is celebrated by night bonfires. The tradition landed in Canada with the first French colonists. According to the Jesuit Relations, the first celebrations occurred on the banks of the Saint Lawrence River on the evening of June 23, 1636 with a bonfire and five cannon shots.

The Quebec National Holiday commemorates a century of patriots efforts rejecting insider family cliques in a long fought revolution for Independence from Britain. The Clique du Château or Château Clique was a group of wealthy families in Lower Canada in the early 19th century. They were the Lower Canadian equivalent of the Family Compact in Upper Canada. They were known on the electoral scene as the Parti bureaucrate (Bureaucratic Party, also known as the British Party or the Tory Party).

The Saint-Jean-Baptiste Society, founded on June 24, 1834, was created by journalist Ludger Duvernay in Lower Canada. It evolved out of the Société Aide-toi et le ciel t’aidera (“help yourself and Heaven will help you”) founded by Duvernay on March 8, 1834. Duvernay established the charitable Association Saint-Jean Baptiste, chartered in 1849 with the mission of promoting social and moral progress.

just another day…

maverick muse on June 24, 2009 at 8:48 AM

I think in light of the massacres in Iran,I think
pre-conditions of Obamas policy,are dead in the water,
toast,to say the least in talking to Iran!

canopfor on June 24, 2009 at 8:50 AM

The Obama legacy. Way to go, champ.

Fletch54 on June 24, 2009 at 8:53 AM

Khamenei to Obama:

I won.

artist on June 24, 2009 at 8:54 AM

I am waiting for Khamenei to announce talks with the U.S. so Obama will, in effect, give the fraudulent Iranian government legitimacy…

albill on June 24, 2009 at 8:54 AM

If the mullahs in Iran had any sense at all? These throwbacks to the prehistoric mentality of the barbaric 7th Century gave up anything even remotely common sense eons ago. To them, it is the rest of the world that is out of touch with reality, not they, so it is little surprise that they are taking the stand that they are adopting here. Frankly, if everything around them came crashing down on their empty heads tomorrow and their merciless regime finally came to an end, I would not be surprised in the very least that right to the emitting of their final breath, they would still insist that their way is the only true way.

pilamaye on June 24, 2009 at 8:55 AM

The best thing for Khamenei to have done would have been to have called for a rerun of the election last week after he got caught rigging it and throwing Dinner Coat under the bus where he belongs. I don’t see the desire to prop up Dinner Coat in the first place. He was one of the low level thugs that are beating up people on the street, which means that Khamenei is basically risking the regime for a gang banger. I’m truly surprised that they A. sloppily rigged the election for him and B. didn’t throw him under Barack Obama’s favorite form of public transportation (aka the bus – Dinner Coat could discuss hating Jews and America with Rev. Wright and Bill Ayers) when they got called on it.

Illinidiva on June 24, 2009 at 8:55 AM

Pigheaded – nice turn of phrase, Ed :)

beatcanvas on June 24, 2009 at 8:56 AM

Ogabe will smooth things over with the Iranians on the 4th of July.

A few slices of watermelon, an ice-cold Root Beer float, Ogabe on his knees doing whatever is necessary to curry favor with the mullahs…..all will be made better just in time for the regime to announce their first nuclear weapon.

Bishop on June 24, 2009 at 8:56 AM

On one hand, I hope Obam’ter fails to realize that if he does indeed have a sit-down with the Hockonmydinnerjacket and his buddies the Moolahs, the photo-op of the handshake will be the nail in his reelection chances.

I hope I haven’t misread public sentiment in this situation, at least.

JamesLee on June 24, 2009 at 8:57 AM

Clenched fist Barry. Now what genius?

RobCon on June 24, 2009 at 8:59 AM

No problem . . . he’s still invited to Obama’s 4th of July party and I’m sure he’ll have a great time. Obama’s regime certainly won’t criticize him simply because he’s a murdering despot.

rplat on June 24, 2009 at 9:00 AM

Khamenei to Obama:

I won.

artist on June 24, 2009 at 8:54 AM

Nice!

holygoat on June 24, 2009 at 9:00 AM

artist on June 24, 2009 at 8:54 AM

excellent…

cmsinaz on June 24, 2009 at 9:01 AM

“Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedy.”

Sir Ernest Benn

No surprise here. Add religion to politics and you really get an catastrophe.

Uniblogger on June 24, 2009 at 9:02 AM

next move is yours oboobi, and the clock is ticking….

SHARPTOOTH on June 24, 2009 at 9:02 AM

Obama: I love it when a plan comes together….

ladyingray on June 24, 2009 at 9:02 AM

Khamenei to Obama:

I won.

Obama to Khamenei: I won. I’m the president. Of the United States, for Allah’s sake. Peace be upon you, brother. Here are DVDs of my speeches. Um, no, that barbeque is beef, not pork. What kind of idiot do you take me for?

RandyChandler on June 24, 2009 at 9:03 AM

I don’t see the desire to prop up Dinner Coat in the first place.

Maybe this has something to do with it.

Pablo on June 24, 2009 at 9:03 AM

one would hope that meeting with them would put the nail on his chances, but with this state run media, can’t see that happening…..they will glorify it

cmsinaz on June 24, 2009 at 9:03 AM

Does this mean, now, that all the Muslims from Iran who have moved into England and are using a great deal of social services there, are now going to go back home?

It’d sure be nice if they did.

Lourdes on June 24, 2009 at 9:06 AM

I am waiting for Khamenei to announce talks with the U.S. so Obama will, in effect, give the fraudulent Iranian government legitimacy…

albill on June 24, 2009 at 8:54 AM

The U.S. is too useful an ally for the hardliners to give us up. It helps them stir up the 20% or so of the Iranian public made up of fanatical crazies. Frankly, it seems like the UK is the government’s main big bad enemy in this crisis, but they’re frankly not the big enough for the Khamenei to stir up the crazy. Seriously, is anyone terrified by the BBC or Gordon Brown? At least the U.S. military is still threatening (re. Pakistan).

Iran was never going to talk with us unless the reformers won the elections. They aren’t pro-American by any means, but they do seem more concerned about Iran’s internal problems than they do about being crazy, fanatical Islamic extremists. That’s where smart diplomacy would come in handy. Frankly, the smart people in the Obama administration probably know this, but Obama just wants the meeting for his own aggrandizement (and to win a Nobel Peace Prize). Hopefully, Neda and the other horrific pictures from the protests will make it too much of a personal political risk for Obama to continue to put U.S. security and prestige at risk for his own image.

Illinidiva on June 24, 2009 at 9:08 AM

I read somewhere that it is a common conspiracy theory in Iran that Britain (or for Obama: “England”) is behind everything that goes wrong in Iran. So, Iran’s Supreme Leader is, in effect, no better than your average Truther.

Kafir on June 24, 2009 at 9:08 AM

When you are taking advice from North Korea…

Skandia Recluse on June 24, 2009 at 9:08 AM

Right about now Ogabe is beating the shitt out of his telepromter, screaming “Just tell me what to say!”

Bishop on June 24, 2009 at 9:08 AM

Khameinei to Obama.

Our deal is still on. I get the bomb, you get to screw Israel, and we both get to screw Britain.

JiangxiDad on June 24, 2009 at 9:10 AM

Illinidiva on June 24, 2009 at 9:08 AM

I meant enemy, not ally.

Illinidiva on June 24, 2009 at 9:11 AM

In a way I sort of admire Khameinei. Unlike our own leadership he at least stands firm on what he believes in. What he believes in is insane and insidious mind you, but at least he sticks to it. Obama believes in nothing as far as I can tell.

MikeA on June 24, 2009 at 9:14 AM

Khameinei to Obama.

Our deal is still on. I get the bomb, you get to screw Israel, and we both get to screw Britain.

JiangxiDad on June 24, 2009 at 9:10 AM

That is the best summation of these events I’ve ever read.

Lourdes on June 24, 2009 at 9:14 AM

And in other news, the Devil is evil.

When asked for a comment, a spokesman for the Obama administration was quoted as saying “Really?
Are you sure about that?”

B Man on June 24, 2009 at 9:15 AM

I actually prefer the fact that Obama believes in nothing except for Obama to him believing in crazy Socialist ideas.

Illinidiva on June 24, 2009 at 9:15 AM

Lourdes on June 24, 2009 at 9:14 AM

Chuckling, well tks!

JiangxiDad on June 24, 2009 at 9:16 AM

I don’t know if the Brits are fomenting revolution in Iran. I am certain that if Americans are involved it would have to be a rogue operation, not sanctioned by our current reptilian administration. Or perhaps some holdovers from the Bush administration that haven’t gotten the “stand down” order yet.

SKYFOX on June 24, 2009 at 9:16 AM

one would hope that meeting with them would put the nail on his chances, but with this state run media, can’t see that happening…..they will glorify it

cmsinaz on June 24, 2009 at 9:03 AM

I’m looking forward to reading the positive spin they put on Obama’s foreign policy when Iran detonates its first nuclear test weapon. Should be some of the best creative writing we’ve seen in years.

ProfessorMiao on June 24, 2009 at 9:19 AM

Hey Ed or Allah

You may want to look into this story; Hillary Mann Leverett is an Iran expert that used to be on the National Security Council covering Iran and she used to be crtical of the Bush administration policy towards Iran. Her husband Flynt Leverett who was also in the NSC, and also critical of Bush, wrote what I think is the Obama blueprint for his now failed Iran engagement policy: The paper is called “Dealing with Tehran: Assessing U.S. Diplomatic Options Toward Iran” http://tcf.org/publications/internationalaffairs/leverett_diplomatic.pdf

The important detail is that last night on Lou Dobbs he was interviewing Hillary Mann Leverett along with Frum and she stated flatly that Obama’s Iran policy of “engagement” which they have been cheerleading for over 4 years is dead. She went on to say that the policy has collapsed due to this weeks events. She said Obama cannot proceed with this policy now and will have to try another one.

Now if these architects of the “engagement” policy are saying it…it may be something that should be followed up on by our side.

if either one of you have a chance you may want to look into it.

elduende on June 24, 2009 at 9:19 AM

I wonder if Hamas, Hezbollah, Syria, et al are a bit concerned that they could possibly lose their Sugar Daddy and need to maybe make some changes in attitude?

albill on June 24, 2009 at 9:25 AM

Khamenei has apparently forgotten what happened to Saddam Hussein. Hopefully, he and his little butt buddy, Ahmadenijad, will end up swinging from ropes as well.

Percy_Peabody on June 24, 2009 at 9:28 AM

Khamenei apparently has never learned the First Rule of Holes, but we can hope he learns it now — the hard way.

Yes, but sadly he is following the Rules for Radicals. Who knew Alinsky would go international?

Dr.Cwac.Cwac on June 24, 2009 at 9:29 AM

I just hope (and pray) when Team Chicago Jesus opens up the US Embassy in Tehran on July 4th to these thugs of Khamenei that we don’t get another Beruit!

Dire Straits on June 24, 2009 at 9:30 AM

Khamenei has apparently forgotten what happened to Saddam Hussein. Hopefully, he and his little butt buddy, Ahmadenijad, will end up swinging from ropes as well.

Percy_Peabody on June 24, 2009 at 9:28 AM

Are we allowed to threaten a foreign head-of-state who’s a friend of Barry’s?

JiangxiDad on June 24, 2009 at 9:35 AM

Khamenei has apparently forgotten what happened to Saddam Hussein. Hopefully, he and his little butt buddy, Ahmadenijad, will end up swinging from ropes as well.

Percy_Peabody on June 24, 2009 at 9:28 AM

Very little chance of that. In Saddam’s case, the U.S. had to do the dirty work to get him to trial and the gallows.
With a Democrat in the White House every nation on earth knows we’re MUCH weaker and hence, not worth worrying about.

Jeff from WI on June 24, 2009 at 9:40 AM

…we will not go one step beyond the law,” Khamenei said on state television.

Wasn’t aware they had television in the fourteenth century.

whitetop on June 24, 2009 at 9:44 AM

No problem . . . he’s still invited to Obama’s 4th of July party and I’m sure he’ll have a great time. Obama’s regime certainly won’t criticize him simply because he’s a murdering despot.

rplat on June 24, 2009 at 9:00 AM

Aren’t hotdogs made out of pork?

MarkTheGreat on June 24, 2009 at 9:46 AM

No… I’m sure that we’ll have the yummy kosher kind for our Iranian buddies.

Illinidiva on June 24, 2009 at 9:51 AM

Of course, if they had any sense at all, they wouldn’t have botched the rigging of the election that created the crisis in the first place.

What makes you think the rigging of the election was botched? Perhaps the crisis was intentional.

If you think about that video you put up yesterday with Ahmadinejad talking about dictatorship, this uprising by the protesters is a perfect way to rid the population of those who would most likely be against it.

What struck me about the video was the last part where it says, “Tehran is ready; the university is working on implementing it. Everything is taken care of in Tehran; we need your endorsement and approval.”

The university is working on what? Spies to foment this protest?

moonsbreath on June 24, 2009 at 9:53 AM

Khamenei mentioned no to a date on the 4th. He would enjoy snowmobiling and bar hoppin’ in northern Wisconsin with Barrack this winter.

Jeff from WI on June 24, 2009 at 9:58 AM

You can not have a succesful revoultion without support from another country to supply arms and money.
Iran is not a democracy so the whole Ghandi is a non starter.
We had support from france
Mao had support from russia
On and on it goes.
Poltical power comes from the barrel of a gun.

The bottom line is that somebody should be supplying arms and ammo to those peope(same thing they have been doing in iraq)
Let’s play hardball

kangjie on June 24, 2009 at 10:11 AM

With Idiot Force #1, and his side kick #2 sitting in the White House, Iran is prepared to make 1979 look like a rehearsal dinner for the real show. While Barry Hussein keeps begging for his Islamic brothers to make nice with him personally, they know that the US determination to stand against their tyranny has ended.

An Iranian stooge was elected POTUS. Nice work.

Hening on June 24, 2009 at 10:13 AM

Breaking from the Captain Obvious News Network:

Mullah Nutjobmeini says no compromise…

In other news, Barack Obama not plants questions in his press conferences so he can respond with the preplanned prepared answer…which he still reads off the 57 inch flatscreen teleprompter in the back of the room…which the press is not showing us anymore.

BillaryMcBush on June 24, 2009 at 10:18 AM

Hillary Clinton chance at affecting change in Iran is right up there with Code Pink’s hopes of something worthwhile coming from the meeting with ahmadinnerjacket when he was in new york.

Code pink actually met with a guy who hangs homosexuals in the streets in iran for even being suspected of being homosexual.

go figure.

BillaryMcBush on June 24, 2009 at 10:20 AM

Khamenei to Obama:

I won.

artist on June 24, 2009 at 8:54 AM

Khameni raked Obama over the coals and smoldering flesh and bones at Mt. Carmel outside of Waco, TX where OBAMA’S PARTY used the US Government to murder women and children and men who were not even revolting from the USA, but practicing their religious beliefs and placing their fate in the hands of the Texas Rangers whom the Branch Davidians agreed to have themselves placed under arrest.

Marxism: Clintons and Obamas.
Islamic allegiance: Jimmy Carter and Barack H. Obama.

Reject what we can of Obama’s corruption of America:

DEMAND THAT YOUR LEGISLATORS REPUDIATE OBAMA’S SOCIALISM

At this point, they are so corrupt with self interest, they’d figure tossing Barack to the dogs is better than being the bone he tosses under the bus.

maverick muse on June 24, 2009 at 10:21 AM

US vs IRAN Round one: Khamenei vs Carter Khamenei wins
US vs IRAN Round two: Khamenei vs Obama Khamenei wins

Never send a Democrat to do a Republicans job.

Jeff from WI on June 24, 2009 at 10:30 AM

Instead, Khamenei plans to make it worse. Not only has he set up special courts to try the protesters, which makes clear the political nature of their prosecution, but now Khamenei wants to curtail ties with another Western nation, the UK.

Now I know what Ahmadinejad was doing in Russia last week. Getting pointers on how to orchestrate a show trial.

Disturb the Universe on June 24, 2009 at 10:31 AM

Instead, Khamenei plans to make it worse. Not only has he set up special courts to try the protesters, which makes clear the political nature of their prosecution, but now Khamenei wants to curtail ties with another Western nation, the UK.

Now I know what Ahmadinejad was doing in Russia last week. Getting pointers on how to orchestrate a show trial.

Disturb the Universe on June 24, 2009 at 10:31 AM

I am surprised he didn’t visit chicago to get pointers from Barry on how to orchestrate a rigged election.

BillaryMcBush on June 24, 2009 at 10:36 AM

Disturb the Universe on June 24, 2009 at 10:31 AM

If history tells us anything about these barbarians, it’s that they won’t even bother with the show trial.

DrMagnolias on June 24, 2009 at 10:38 AM

This message sent by Obama to suit and support his Cairo speech by reestablishing of cordial relations with Iran is quite the “tell”. For me now this clearly makes Obama’s behavior where he said that he did not want “meddle” consistant with his remarks but he has already displayed his hand to Iran regime before the elections. Our soft tyranny president should now realize that he is out of his league against what is considered to be a true tyrant. True Tyrants don’t even try to meet and comply with soft rhetoric. In trying to persuade tyrants with a convoluted mamby pamby speech only, our president now looks like a pussy. He should have been a dick instead. Obama now needs to change but he won’t. In trying to reestablish relations the way he did will only embolden this regime. Obama will not sway this thug theocracy thru weakness. Nothing positive will result from his current foreign policies. The American people are still for liberty for all and Obama is not. The bottom is out of the tub now for Obama. He will have to retreat on this Iran issue eventually. Oh well, he’ll find another American psuedo crisis to create more chaos domestically by making a larger and stronger government.

Americannodash on June 24, 2009 at 10:40 AM

Ed,
.
Did my last post get deleted.

Americannodash on June 24, 2009 at 10:52 AM

Ed,
.
Thanks for posting it. I thought perhaps I had expressed something beyond the pale of decorum and of impropriety in manners and conduct not suited to HA.

Americannodash on June 24, 2009 at 11:05 AM

The problem for President Obama with Iran has been his handlers have not told him what to do on it yet.

JeffinSac on June 24, 2009 at 11:05 AM

Khomedei reminds me of a child ranting over the lack of macaroni and cheese, NO I won’t eat whats goof for me! I want dead protesters!

Speakup on June 24, 2009 at 11:15 AM

Dire Straits:

We have no embassy in Iran.

mimi1220 on June 24, 2009 at 11:15 AM

This message sent by Obama to suit and support his Cairo speech by reestablishing of cordial relations with Iran is quite the “tell”. For me now this clearly makes Obama’s behavior where he said that he did not want “meddle” consistant with his remarks but he has already displayed his hand to Iran regime before the elections.
Americannodash on June 24, 2009 at 10:40 AM

He displayed his hand to the Iranian regime before the US election.

ProfessorMiao on June 24, 2009 at 11:26 AM

http://threatswatch.org/rapidrecon/2009/06/regime-change-iran-movement-se/

The key in all this is Rafsanjani IMO, and it is not looking good. At least not from what we are seeing currently. Khamenei is in a fight for his life though. Plus, I think he cannot put the toothpaste back in the tube even if he remains in power. He will be governing from a much weaker position, and another rebellion could finally put an end to this guy.

I keep envisioning President Skateboard with his head in one of those cutout holes where people throw pies at your head. Khamenei has a lifetime supply of rhubarb pies to toss!

Watching this Administration is like watching a new comedy channel, but sometimes their act is not so funny.

freeus on June 24, 2009 at 11:49 AM

Does this mean, now, that all the Muslims from Iran who have moved into England and are using a great deal of social services there, are now going to go back home?

It’d sure be nice if they did.

Lourdes on June 24, 2009 at 9:06 AM

Most of the Iranians in Britain are middle and upper class professionals. Same with US. They are probably contributing to pensions rather than draining the national treasure.

lexhamfox on June 24, 2009 at 12:01 PM

He displayed his hand to the Iranian regime before the US election.

ProfessorMiao on June 24, 2009 at 11:26 AM
,
I can only dispute your claim with the following. He pandered to everyone before the US elections. He was not the most powerfull man in the free world when he was a candidate. He is now. Thus, his actions are now representative (Obama Doctrine) of the American foreign relations. What say you now?

Americannodash on June 24, 2009 at 12:03 PM

They believe that they can crush the rebellion with the sword and lies about The West. They know with Obama at the helm America will stand back shake her fist but ultimately do nothing. They are correct about the later but to the former, you can’t lie to the protesters and tell them their own motivations.

– The Cat

MirCat on June 24, 2009 at 12:40 PM

What a great 4th of July we all will have. The mullahs will killing fellow Iranians, while Obama holds a weenie roast for Iranian diplomats. And, the North Korean madman will target Hawaii for testing his country’s nuclear missile. This all stranger than any fiction that could be written.

SC.Charlie on June 24, 2009 at 12:42 PM

elduende @ 9:19 am

I followed your link. I can understand that if this was Obama’s plan A, he really needs to come up with plan B after this past week.

I will say, however, that I have my doubts that Iran would ever, even a few years ago, have accepted many of the requirements of any “grand bargain” with us. Particularly troublesome would be allowing Israel to exist and de-fanging Hezbollah, Hamas, and Islamic Jihad.

It appears from the piece you linked that Condoleeza Rice was in favor of and made some trial movement toward this “bargain,” but it seems that Tehran was pretty uninterested. Simplistically perhaps, I think the Iranian mullahs just really want, as a first step, Israel GONE.

I am taking the liberty of reposting your link, in case anyone else wants to check it out. It was a fascinating read – long and detailed.

http://tcf.org/publications/internationalaffairs/leverett_diplomatic.pdf

marybel on June 24, 2009 at 1:13 PM

Khamenei was a mid-level undistinguished ayatollah before he was elevated to Supreme Leader. If the Iranians want a way out of this mess, the Assembly of Experts can fire Khamenei and install a reasonable and revered figure in his place, the Grand Ayatollah Montezeri.

NNtrancer on June 24, 2009 at 1:20 PM

Somebody mentioned the Secretary of State. Where is she? Isn’t she supposed to be involved in diplomacy?

She must be where ever Biden is being held.

Uniblogger on June 24, 2009 at 1:27 PM

Somebody mentioned the Secretary of State. Where is she? Isn’t she supposed to be involved in diplomacy?

She must be where ever Biden is being held.

Uniblogger on June 24, 2009 at 1:27 PM

Didn’t she break her wrist? (snicker)

alliebobbitt on June 24, 2009 at 1:40 PM

The government accused Britain of using spies to foment the unprecedented street protests and Iran expelled two British diplomats Tuesday

This looks to me like he’s trying to replicate the original strategy of the 1979 revolution, only using Britain as the Great Satan since the orginal Great Satan, the U.S. is gone. Hey. it worked before, let’s try it again.

Big John on June 24, 2009 at 2:04 PM

Didn’t she break her wrist? (snicker)
alliebobbitt on June 24, 2009 at 1:40 PM

I believe it was her elbow…which makes more sense…as in pushing people aside?

marybel on June 24, 2009 at 2:15 PM

What a great 4th of July we all will have. The mullahs will killing fellow Iranians, while Obama holds a weenie roast for Iranian diplomats. And, the North Korean madman will target Hawaii for testing his country’s nuclear missile. This all stranger than any fiction that could be written.

SC.Charlie on June 24, 2009 at 12:42 PM

Welcome to the wild, wacky, world of the Democrats.

Jeff from WI on June 24, 2009 at 3:36 PM