Weenie diplomacy now out?

posted at 12:57 pm on June 24, 2009 by Ed Morrissey

Less than 24 hours after Barack Obama insisted that an invite to America’s July 4th celebrations remained open to Iranian diplomats, the State Department has begun to realize what a bad idea it truly is.  According to CNN, “senior administration officials” will rethink the invite, which has been widely derided as “hot dog” or — even better and more descriptively — “weenie diplomacy” (via Jim Geraghty, Yid with Lid):

The Obama administration is seriously considering not extending invitations to Iranian diplomats for July 4 celebrations overseas, senior administration officials tell CNN.

The officials said intense discussions on the issue were taking place, but the final decision had not been made.

Late last month the State Department sent a cable to its embassies and consulates worldwide informing them they “may invite representatives from the government of Iran” to their July 4th celebrations. …

But officials said the violence against protesters that has ensued since the June 12 election has caused the administration to rethink the timing of such engagement.

One senior administration official said Wednesday the reconsideration of the July 4th invitations is consistent with Obama’s comments Tuesday, in which he said he was “shocked and appalled” at the violence against demonstrators.

What took State and the White House so long?  Perhaps the widespread disgust over Obama’s answer on weenie diplomacy yesterday had something to do with it:

Q    Are Iranian diplomats still welcome at the embassy on the Fourth of July, sir?

THE PRESIDENT:  Well, I think as you’re aware, Major, we don’t have formal diplomatic relations with — we don’t have formal diplomatic relations with Iran. I think that we have said that if Iran chooses a path that abides by international norms and principles, then we are interested in healing some of the wounds of 30 years, in terms of U.S.-Iranian relations. But that is a choice that the Iranians are going to have to make.

Besides, what Independence Day values would the Iranian regime want to celebrate with us?  Freedom of speech?  Freedom of religion?  The freedom to peaceably assemble or petition government for a redress of grievances?  Obama himself insists that he’s supporting these, while inviting the same regime that explicitly opposes them to celebrate our freedoms.

That’s not a choice that Iranians make, Mr. President, but a choice the oppressive regime makes for them.  We should be ashamed of ourselves for inviting them to celebrate those freedoms while they deny them to their own people.  The fact that it’s taken this long to just get it reconsidered is simply shameful.


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That’s what happens when you have a poll driven president instead of an actual leader.

PBoilermaker on June 24, 2009 at 12:59 PM

The Headlines sure are making it down here pretty quickly today.

I don’t believe that Obama will rescind the invitations. This is probably just a trial balloon to see if it polls well.

myrenovations on June 24, 2009 at 1:00 PM

These are the consequences he referred to, I suppose.

No hot dogs for you.

lorien1973 on June 24, 2009 at 1:00 PM

Not to be too vulgar

but we should be telling those iranian “dignitaries” to go suck on a weenie

not grill some with us

blatantblue on June 24, 2009 at 1:01 PM

I guess bummer is feeling the heat.

http://roastmyweenie.com/Roast_Your_Weenie/Home_files/Hero_Flattened.jpg

izoneguy on June 24, 2009 at 1:01 PM

Said it before, I’ll say it again.

We serve hot dogs, the Basijis serve blood sausage.

Mr. D on June 24, 2009 at 1:01 PM

I smell a WH hot-dog mail campaign. Better yet, wrap the dogs in green gift paper.

Kid from Brooklyn on June 24, 2009 at 1:01 PM

Obama has the moral stance of a windsock.

“Just blowin’ in the wind”

portlandon on June 24, 2009 at 1:01 PM

The officials said intense discussions on the issue were taking place, but the final decision had not been made.

The discussions should not be “intense,” unless they chewing out the person who floating this idea.

WashJeff on June 24, 2009 at 1:01 PM

Interesting symbol the weenie. So many applications to this fiasco.

Mason on June 24, 2009 at 1:01 PM

Where are the grownups in this administration? This is really not the time for the B team.

bopbottle on June 24, 2009 at 1:02 PM

OT: Here we go again.

The GOP’s failure to tell people that CRA/Fannie/Freddie were the cause of the credit meltdown is going to bring us round 2 in a few years.

lorien1973 on June 24, 2009 at 1:02 PM

Invite them but serve Hebrew National hot dogs.

Mr. Bingley on June 24, 2009 at 1:02 PM

“Actually, I’ve been consistent. This has been my position about the picnics all along.”

-Teh Won
No Change/No Hope

red winger on June 24, 2009 at 1:03 PM

Perhaps next he can get the UN to write a strongly worded letter or pass a resolution of some sort….

Oh, wait it isn’t the Jews so who cares what the Iranians do?

What a wuss

mjk on June 24, 2009 at 1:03 PM

If he’s “seriously considering” disinviting them, is there still time for him to get all the way to cancellation by the 4th?

NellE on June 24, 2009 at 1:03 PM

No, don’t drop the invite, Obama! The Mullahs were just about to unclench their fists! I can feel it. YOU GOTTA BELIEVE!

/sarc

Alright, now the spin on this should be magical since he has changed his mind AGAIN on Iran. To quote Major Garret, “what took so long?”

Wineaholic on June 24, 2009 at 1:03 PM

Besides, what Independence Day values would the Iranian regime want to celebrate with us?

Come on, Ed. It’s the explosions. Maybe they just don’t know they’re non lethal.

Esthier on June 24, 2009 at 1:04 PM

No preconditions, not even that they wash the blood off their hands before they come through the door…

sorta makes it a hard sell.

rw on June 24, 2009 at 1:04 PM

PBoilermaker on June 24, 2009 at 12:59 PM

I agree. I’m thinking they did a poll immediately after the speech and weenie diplomacy didn’t go over too well. That’s what happens when you abide by polling over principals.

txag92 on June 24, 2009 at 1:04 PM

Is the internal debate over the picnic similar to the one the Iranians are having right now?

lorien1973 on June 24, 2009 at 1:04 PM

But they are still invited over for dessert.

Strawberry shortcake from WH gargen Mr. Ackmadinijad?”

portlandon on June 24, 2009 at 1:05 PM

I’m thinking that if pundits hadn’t started saying “Hot Dog Diplomacy” and then “weenie diplomacy” there wouldn’t be any intense discussions.

myrenovations on June 24, 2009 at 1:05 PM

‘Ya think?’

Ed, you stole the words right out of my mouth :-)

cmsinaz on June 24, 2009 at 1:05 PM

heh — for once j. gerahty’s “expiration date” on a barry statement works out for decent people …

Buckaroo on June 24, 2009 at 1:05 PM

This about how many times this has already happened.

What about the report on “conservative terrorists”? Float it, rescind it.

Make vets pay their own healthcare – float it, rescind it.

4th of July party with murderers – float it, rescind it.

Should North Korea shoot Hawaii, expect Obama to float a surrender and then rescind it when he checks the blogs.

Thunderstorm129 on June 24, 2009 at 1:05 PM

Evidently Carter was a two-term president. Just took him 30 years to make it back in a new incarnation.

John the Libertarian on June 24, 2009 at 1:05 PM

Where are the grownups in this administration? This is really not the time for the B team.

bopbottle on June 24, 2009 at 1:02 PM

What part of “Nobody messes with Joe” Biden are you missing? He’s the foreign policy expert, after all..

mjk on June 24, 2009 at 1:05 PM

I think that we have said that if Iran chooses a path that abides by international norms and principles, then we are interested in healing some of the wounds of 30 years, in terms of U.S.-Iranian relations.

Wow. Obama said this YESTERDAY?

In the face of all that’s happened, and all that’s going on right now, he’s still apologizing for all the mean things America has done.

And he’s telling Iran that if they can clean up their noses clean for some fraction of the next TEN DAYS, then all will be forgiven.

logis on June 24, 2009 at 1:05 PM

Just as he’s been throughout this whole crisis, Obama’s a day late and a dollar short. And he hasn’t even rescinded the offer yet, he’s just “seriously considering” it. In other news, Basij militia members continue to beat and murder Iranian citizens.

Your move, Obama. Take your time.

nickj116 on June 24, 2009 at 1:06 PM

No, don’t drop the invite, Obama! The Mullahs were just about to unclench their fists! I can feel it. YOU GOTTA BELIEVE!

/sarc

Alright, now the spin on this should be magical since he has changed his mind AGAIN on Iran. To quote Major Garret, “what took so long?”

Wineaholic on June 24, 2009 at 1:03 PM

Ha! That put’s Major’s question in a whole new light, doesn’t it?? Now it’s – what took you so long…again?

Thunderstorm129 on June 24, 2009 at 1:06 PM

Two thoughts- I’m really missing “The Decider” when this administration can’t make up its mind even about a picnic.

And, what was up with Obama referring to the principles of “Freedom of Speech, and Freedom of Assembly” when discussing Iran? We want those values to spread, but he’s not seriously so deluded as to think the mullahs respect those ideas, is he?

cs89 on June 24, 2009 at 1:06 PM

To pull a line from Dollhouse, “The wrongness of this is so large.”

On the other hand, I’d love to be a fly on the wall of Obama’s cognitive disonance right about now….

NeighborhoodCatLady on June 24, 2009 at 1:07 PM

Iranian diplomat to Obama: You want to see fireworks? I’ll show you fireworks!

Weenie diplomacy indeed.

Mojave Mark on June 24, 2009 at 1:07 PM

I wish someone at yesterday’s press conference would have asked the Idiot in Chief which is worse….waterboarding, or beating, maiming and murdering unarmed, nonviolent protesters?

Patrick S on June 24, 2009 at 1:07 PM

izoneguy on June 24, 2009 at 1:01 PM

LOL Seriously, those were my thoughts when I chose my handle.

alliebobbitt on June 24, 2009 at 1:08 PM

This would be hysterical if it wasn’t so utterly frightening.

LibTired on June 24, 2009 at 1:08 PM

We’re just going to continue to see how this whole Iranian thingy pans out. Don’t worry – those people are fine. Their peaceful, unarmed protests are just proof that my Cairo speech was the right thing to do two months ago.

And make sure to watch my all-day infomercial broadcast from my house on ABC today! That’s what’s really important here – so important that you’re not allowed to discuss it unless you agree with my proposals. I won.

-Barack Obama, (D)

Good Lt on June 24, 2009 at 1:09 PM

To radically change weenie diplomacy, you have to change the weenie-in-chief. Sadly, the next few levels are stocked with weenies as well.

Vashta.Nerada on June 24, 2009 at 1:09 PM

President O-weenie…

ladyingray on June 24, 2009 at 1:10 PM

Obama is an idiot.. straight out.

Who would do such a thing in the state of threats via North Korea and Iran during the turmoil of the elections.

Hell… anyone older then myself, remember Jimmy Carter better then I? Was he this dumb? Because as of right now… I am putting Obama up as the dumbest president of all American History.

upinak on June 24, 2009 at 1:10 PM

nickj116 on June 24, 2009 at 1:06 PM

Obama’s polling while Iranians are dying. To BBQ or not to BBQ? That is the question.

alliebobbitt on June 24, 2009 at 1:10 PM

The officials said intense discussions on the issue were taking place, but the final decision had not been made.

I find something humorous in this comment. Imagine yourself as a career State Department employee. You’ve gone to all the right schools, joined the right clubs, have your Masters from Georgetown’s School of Diplomacy….. And your career is reduced to intense discussions over invites to a 4th of July BBQ because the clown in the White House can’t keep his mouth shut.

One senior administration official said Wednesday the reconsideration of the July 4th invitations is consistent with Obama’s comments Tuesday, in which he said he was “shocked and appalled” at the violence against demonstrators.

On Tuesday, Obama said that the pool was open. On Wednesday, second thoughts. That’s not consistent.

It is also a pretty damned stupid thing to be making this much news. The Iranians were never really going to be coming to these celebrations even if Barak Obama had hand-delivered the party invites himself. This was a State Department policy decision to not exclude Iran from the official lists that has spiraled into “weenie diplomacy” and could well lead to “weenie-gate” if things get much uglier that this ever became an issue in the first place.

highhopes on June 24, 2009 at 1:11 PM

Besides, what Independence Day values would the Iranian regime want to celebrate with us?

I think the Iranian Mulluh’s especially appreciate certain refrains in our national anthem:

And the rocket’s red glare, the bombs bursting in air,

From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave

Unfortunately its what they want to do to US but….

portlandon on June 24, 2009 at 1:11 PM

Good Lt on June 24, 2009 at 1:09 PM

I wish we could have sockpuppets at HotAir.

alliebobbitt on June 24, 2009 at 1:12 PM

“I did not have weenie relations with that mullah”

the_nile on June 24, 2009 at 1:12 PM

This guy is a total jack ass. WTF! When when when is someone going to end this madness? Time to march on Washington. I have said it before and I’ll say it again. Washington DC needs an enema and quick!!!!!

milwife88 on June 24, 2009 at 1:12 PM

lorien1973 on June 24, 2009 at 1:02 PM

So record low prices and interest rates aren’t enough, I guess. Lower the requirements and don’t forget the big tax break for first time buyers if they close by the end of August. It would be better for everyone if they would just give them the condos.

Cindy Munford on June 24, 2009 at 1:12 PM

I think that we have said that if Iran chooses a path that abides by international norms and principles, then we are interested in healing some of the wounds of 30 years, in terms of U.S.-Iranian relations.

Some wounds don’t heal, such as…

~ 300 servicemen dead in the 1983 Beirut bombing
~ The thousands of Israelis dead as a result of Iran’s terror-by-proxy war with Israel
~ The death and repression spread by said proxies in Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and Gaza
~ The many dead Americans who were killed at the hands of the Quds’ IED-manufacturing skills in Iraq

The list goes on and on. I have a simple prescription for the mullahs…short rope, tall tree.

Flyover Country on June 24, 2009 at 1:13 PM

Hell… anyone older then myself, remember Jimmy Carter better then I? Was he this dumb? Because as of right now… I am putting Obama up as the dumbest president of all American History.

upinak on June 24, 2009 at 1:10 PM

Carter was the worst president of the 20th century. The good news is that it took 76 years for Carter to set the bar, while Barry is going to take the title in the first decade of the 21st. In fact, he may beat out James Buchanan as the worst ever, a feat even Jimmy couldn’t master.

Vashta.Nerada on June 24, 2009 at 1:13 PM

Somewhere deep in the Whitehouse someone is yelling: “Damn it, let’s not have this happen again!! Axelrod, this is all your fault! I need those poll results faster from now on!!!”

PackerBronco on June 24, 2009 at 1:13 PM

Bozo will provide the hot dogs. NK will provide the fireworks.

txag92 on June 24, 2009 at 1:13 PM

What part of “Nobody messes with Joe” Biden are you missing? He’s the foreign policy expert, after all..

mjk on June 24, 2009 at 1:05 PM

Which is why he is (or was) the designated grillmaster for the party. They even got an apron that said so. ;-)

highhopes on June 24, 2009 at 1:14 PM

The symbol of our support is cancelling a weenie roast.

COURAGE

tomas on June 24, 2009 at 1:14 PM

This is embarrassing. Beyond embarrassing. It’s “Joe Biden embarrassing.” I bet this whole thing was his idea. He’s Zero’s foreign policy expert right?

Brat on June 24, 2009 at 1:14 PM

the_nile on June 24, 2009 at 1:12 PM

+++

ladyingray on June 24, 2009 at 1:15 PM

What took State and the White House so long?

They needed to check public opinion polls and they have a dozen committee meetings before they can make any decision. I am really starting to believe President Obama can’t make a command decision even if his life depended on it without having his handlers telling him what to do.

JeffinSac on June 24, 2009 at 1:15 PM

I’m offended that The Precedent has the gall to pretend to celebrate our Independence Day, himself. He hates this country and has no respect for anything our Founders fought for.

B Hussein ought to be shipped to Iran on the 4th, where he and the mad mullahs can party down together, as they are of like mind and like hate of the US.

progressoverpeace on June 24, 2009 at 1:15 PM

This man is not the one calling the shots. If he isn’t reading from his directions, he makes no sense. I cannot believe that he has the slightest idea about what he is saying when FORCED to ‘ad lib’, if that even comes close to describing his stumbling, clueless responses.

frizzbee on June 24, 2009 at 1:15 PM

On the day that hundreds, if not thousands, of Iranians are dying in the name of freedom, The One still manages to make this day about himself.

NeighborhoodCatLady on June 24, 2009 at 1:15 PM

That’s not a choice that Iranians make, Mr. President, but a choice the oppressive regime makes for them. We should be ashamed of ourselves for inviting them to celebrate those freedoms while they deny them to their own people. The fact that it’s taken this long to just get it reconsidered is simply shameful.

you nailed it ed….

SHARPTOOTH on June 24, 2009 at 1:16 PM

The simple fact that BHO has to consider this shows he has no moral compass. The fact that the administration has to air these considerations in public shows a complete lack of leadership? Is he waiting for approval from the minions before making a decision?

ICBM on June 24, 2009 at 1:16 PM

The Iranian weenie in chief was just waiting to make our weenie in Chief look like a fool, how could he know, its too late, our weenie already has put on the the jingle ball hat.

Speakup on June 24, 2009 at 1:16 PM

Bush is looking pretty good about now to a lot of the weenie voters.

faol on June 24, 2009 at 1:16 PM

If it’s still a go, they could serve Hebrew National dogs.

:)

shick on June 24, 2009 at 1:16 PM

Let them eat PORK! Hot dogs, pork chops, and bacon burgers for everyone! It’s a barbecue, after all.

jbsaff on June 24, 2009 at 1:16 PM

On Tuesday, Obama said that the pool was open. On Wednesday, second thoughts. That’s not consistent.

highhopes on June 24, 2009 at 1:11 PM

Nonetheless when called on it, his first words will be: “As I’ve always said …”

PackerBronco on June 24, 2009 at 1:16 PM

The Iranians were never really going to be coming to these celebrations even if Barak Obama had hand-delivered the party invites himself.

highhopes on June 24, 2009 at 1:11 PM

Are you kidding me? This was the whole talks wo preconditions argument. When you formally acknowledge these assclowns, that gives them legitimacy. That’s the last thing we want when they are on the verge of declaring their nuclear program and their own subjects, the Iranian people, are questioning their legitimacy. This is the stupidest foreign policy conceivable.

alliebobbitt on June 24, 2009 at 1:16 PM

Mr. Bingley on June 24, 2009 at 1:02 PM

You beat me to it.

shick on June 24, 2009 at 1:16 PM

.. he’s also threatening to remove Iran from his facebook friends list.

creatocon on June 24, 2009 at 1:17 PM

Well done Ed.

Americannodash on June 24, 2009 at 1:17 PM

We should be ashamed of ourselves for inviting them

Bull$4it.

We should be ashamed of our government for doing it.

Troll Feeder on June 24, 2009 at 1:17 PM

Carter was the worst president of the 20th century. The good news is that it took 76 years for Carter to set the bar, while Barry is going to take the title in the first decade of the 21st. In fact, he may beat out James Buchanan as the worst ever, a feat even Jimmy couldn’t master.

Vashta.Nerada on June 24, 2009 at 1:13 PM

Forget Presidential rankings. Precedent Hussein is so unbelievably bad that he’s going to make Benedict Arnold look like a patriot, by comparison.

progressoverpeace on June 24, 2009 at 1:17 PM

PackerBronco on June 24, 2009 at 1:16 PM

Or “Let me be clear…”

Brat on June 24, 2009 at 1:17 PM

And if Iran keeps going like this, he’s not going to let the mullahs light the Christmas Tree at Rockefeller Center.

LibTired on June 24, 2009 at 1:18 PM

Killing your citizens has consequences, Iran. Therefore, I’m canceling the cole slaw. Cold baked beans instead.

- Obama

lorien1973 on June 24, 2009 at 1:18 PM

So record low prices and interest rates aren’t enough, I guess. Lower the requirements and don’t forget the big tax break for first time buyers if they close by the end of August. It would be better for everyone if they would just give them the condos.

Cindy Munford on June 24, 2009 at 1:12 PM

It is not a tax break when you have to pay it back and claim it on your taxes for the next 15 years.
http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=186831,00.html

Look at the last question on this page.

milwife88 on June 24, 2009 at 1:18 PM

What better way to celebrate iron fisted brutality against people who were defrauded of their vote, than to come to an Independence Day party?

Vashta.Nerada on June 24, 2009 at 1:19 PM

Somewhere deep in the Whitehouse someone is yelling: “Damn it, let’s not have this happen again!! Axelrod, this is all your fault! I need those poll results faster from now on!!!”

PackerBronco on June 24, 2009 at 1:13 PM

About that… But every other word would be a profanity. If they went full Tiennamen today, there is no way that the Obama administration could have these people over to the 4th of Jul BBQ. It would be like inviting the Chinese for a state visit right after original recipe Tiennamen.

Illinidiva on June 24, 2009 at 1:19 PM

This is embarrassing. Beyond embarrassing. It’s “Joe Biden embarrassing.” I bet this whole thing was his idea. He’s Zero’s foreign policy expert right?

Brat on June 24, 2009 at 1:14 PM

Barack “Embrassment” Obama – his whole administration is an embrassment.
The left is an embrassment that America must close the door on.
“For the first time in my adult life I am embarrassed for my country”

izoneguy on June 24, 2009 at 1:20 PM

Here’s the next RNC ad (if I had my way):
Photo of Hillary with a voice-over of her saying how sure she is that Obama can handle that 3 am call; then,
Photo of Joe Biden with a voice-over of him saying how Obama will be tested early in his presidency; then,
A series of photos of beaten, bleeding Iranians, with a voice-over of an Iranian pleading with Obama to stand with the protesters; then,
A photo of the White House at night, with a phone ringing, then going to voice mail, with Obama saying “Please leave a message after the tone.”

Patrick S on June 24, 2009 at 1:20 PM

When you stand for nothing, you’ll stand for anything …

PackerBronco on June 24, 2009 at 1:20 PM

This man is not the one calling the shots. If he isn’t reading from his directions, he makes no sense. I cannot believe that he has the slightest idea about what he is saying when FORCED to ‘ad lib’, if that even comes close to describing his stumbling, clueless responses.

frizzbee on June 24, 2009 at 1:15 PM

That’s why our Stoner in Chief is flying CHOLCOLATE Thai from Hawaii. Seriously, some of his fluff pieces sound like my friends using coded language with their dealers. Obama can’t be doing this job straight. Somebody owns him, and he can do his American Idol stint with a righteous buzz.

alliebobbitt on June 24, 2009 at 1:20 PM

in the immortal words of bugs bunny

what a maroon!

Do you think anyone in the press corps will bring it up during their next press briefing??

cmsinaz on June 24, 2009 at 1:20 PM

Oh well. But Zero and Congress are still going to get lei’ed on the White House South Lawn tomorrow night aren’t they? I would hate for all that food they are flying in from the Islands to go to waste.

Brat on June 24, 2009 at 1:21 PM

Patrick S on June 24, 2009 at 1:20 PM

All it needs to say is: Is Neda invited?

lorien1973 on June 24, 2009 at 1:21 PM

“I think we’ve been consistent in our position…” – B. Obama.

Thunderstorm129 on June 24, 2009 at 1:21 PM

Patrick S on June 24, 2009 at 1:07 PM

I tweeted ur comment to KarlRove and Tapper. Maybe somehow someone will have the nerve to ask it of Ogabe. Good freaking point!!

JiangxiDad on June 24, 2009 at 1:21 PM

“Heckuva job, Mullahs.”

LibTired on June 24, 2009 at 1:21 PM

LibTired on June 24, 2009 at 1:18 PM

And if Iran keeps going like this, he’s not is going to let the mullahs light the Christmas Holiday Tree at Obama (formly know as -Rockefeller) Center.

izoneguy on June 24, 2009 at 1:22 PM

Jules Crittendon weighs in:

I recommend the United States embassies and career diplomats that are being compelled to go along with this travesty mullah-proof their Fourth of July events by inviting a lot of girls in American flag bikinis, just to be on the safe side. It’s a surefire antidote to Obama’s latest dumb foreign policy plan!

nickj116 on June 24, 2009 at 1:22 PM

I say bring the Iranians in and feed them pork hotdogs.

With a hydraulic ram, if necessary, into a logical (ears excluded, for example) orifice, as convenient.

Harry Schell on June 24, 2009 at 1:22 PM

And if Iran keeps going like this, he’s not going to let the mullahs light the Christmas Tree at Rockefeller Center.

LibTired on June 24, 2009 at 1:18 PM

You mean the festivus pole?

the_nile on June 24, 2009 at 1:23 PM

Hell… anyone older then myself, remember Jimmy Carter better then I? Was he this dumb? Because as of right now… I am putting Obama up as the dumbest president of all American History.

upinak on June 24, 2009 at 1:10 PM

It’s hard to say at this point if Jimmy Carter was dumber. For one thing the context was slightly different. Both got elected as “change” candidates without any of the necessary skills to lead the nation. The really scary part is that despite the fact that Carter’s foreign policy record was dismal and his subsequent anti-Semetic comments shows his true colors- Obama still consults Carter on stuff like this.

highhopes on June 24, 2009 at 1:23 PM

Jules Crittendon weighs in:

I recommend the United States embassies and career diplomats that are being compelled to go along with this travesty mullah-proof their Fourth of July events by inviting a lot of girls in American flag bikinis, just to be on the safe side. It’s a surefire antidote to Obama’s latest dumb foreign policy plan!
nickj116 on June 24, 2009 at 1:22 PM

Unless the mullahs happen to be packing (stones).

Vashta.Nerada on June 24, 2009 at 1:24 PM

We should be ashamed of ourselves for inviting them

Bull$4it.

We should be ashamed of our government for doing it.

Troll Feeder on June 24, 2009 at 1:17 PM

In our country, more than any other, we should take responsibility for the gov’t we have. I’m ashamed too.

JiangxiDad on June 24, 2009 at 1:24 PM

Obama has the moral stance of a windsock.

“Just blowin’ in the wind”

portlandon on June 24, 2009

At least a windsock serves a purpose. It tells me how to line up my parachute landing. Ogabe wants to cut my suspension lines and shred my reserve.

SKYFOX on June 24, 2009 at 1:24 PM

Unless the mullahs happen to be packing (stones).

Nice visual, thanks.

nickj116 on June 24, 2009 at 1:24 PM

This is the most idiotic, inept confused administration in the history of this country . . . or for that matter, any other country.

rplat on June 24, 2009 at 1:25 PM

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