Obama to Iran: Let me be clear — it’s time to choose

posted at 3:08 pm on September 26, 2009 by Allahpundit

Is it? Bush issued this same ultimatum maybe 500 times and yet here we are, still wringing our hands over whether Russia and China will agree to one more turn of the economic ratchet. Ask yourself: If you’re Khamenei, knowing per the North Korean example that the west will go on negotiating with you forever even after you’ve got the bomb, why not plow ahead and build one? Then you can come back to the table, nuclear leverage in hand, and bargain for some sort of treaty in return for sanctions being lifted. The One and the media may believe that the time for talk is over, but the grand lesson of the Iranian nuke kabuki over the past seven years is that it’s never really over. Especially since bombing isn’t much of an option:

My friend Olivier Knox of AFP reminds me that in May, former Bush State Department official Nicholas Burns testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee about Iran, and said: “Some continue to argue that the only way to halt Iran’s accelerating nuclear research effort is through American or Israeli air strikes. But, there is no convincing scenario where such use of military force would work effectively to end the Iranian nuclear program. Even worse, air strikes would undoubtedly lead Iran to hit back asymmetrically against us in Iraq, Afghanistan and the wider region, especially through its proxies, Hezbollah and Hamas. This reminds us of Churchill’s maxim that, once a war starts, it is impossible to know how it will end. An America that is already waging two difficult and bloody wars should be wary of unleashing a third. Choosing military power at this stage would surely be precipitous and unwise.”

That’s from Tapper, who reasons that because Iran’s been caught cheating three times, maybe they’ll finally give up on the nuclear dream. Er, isn’t it more likely they’ll conclude that since there’s no real penalty for cheating, they might as well keep on chasing it? Stalling for seven years bought them enough time to see a president who might attack replaced by one who certainly won’t; if the strategy ain’t broke, why fix it? Tapper’s logic makes sense if and only if you think that the Qom site is Iran’s only secret bomb-grade enrichment facility, which would mean that they now have no way of building a bomb on the sly (for the moment). But there’s no reason to believe that’s true: For one thing, as I’ve noted ad nauseam, U.S. intelligence suspects them of having up to 15 secret sites, and for another thing, the existence of the Qom site almost certainly implies the existence of at least one more as-yet-unrevealed facility to convert the uranium that Iran planned to enrich at Qom. Quoth the AP:

The revelation suggests a network of facilities, including ones with centrifuges that would enrich uranium at much higher speed and efficiency than previously known sites…

George Perkovich, an Iran expert at Washington’s Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, suggested Iran must be building at least one other unreported facility, a uranium conversion plant to provide feedstuff for the newly disclosed enrichment plant. That’s because the Iranians’ known conversion plant, at Isfahan, is under IAEA oversight.

“Why would you have a secret enrichment plant under a mountain if you don’t have a secret conversion plant?” he asked.

Mark Fitzpatrick, a senior fellow for nonproliferation at the Washington-based Institute for Science and International Security, said there has been suspicion for some time — but no concrete evidence — that Iran had been working on a second uranium conversion facility to supplement the one at Isfahan, and he agreed that if Iran had an enrichment plant, it would also need a facility to produce the gasified uranium.

Bear in mind, too, that the Iranians have always been keenly aware of Saddam’s mistake in centralizing his nuclear program in one location at Osirak, which made it easy pickings for Israel’s air force. That’s why they’ve put their nuclear eggs in a bunch of different baskets spread out across the country — and if they were smart enough to do that, they’re almost surely smart enough to have built redundant facilities in case an IAF airstrike succeeded in taking out Natanz or Qom or some other secret enrichment site. In the very dry words of the Washington Times, “Some nuclear experts noted that the discovery of a clandestine site suggests that Iran could have many more.” No foolin’.

The Iran bit here starts at 3:05. For more background on how yesterday’s big announcement ended up being made yesterday, see either the Wash Times piece or the NYT’s similar report this morning. In a nutshell, U.S. intel knew about the site for years but not until this summer did activity there start picking up. Obama planned to go public with the info at some point to pressure Iran, Russia, and China about sanctions, but his hand was forced this week after Iran sent a surprise letter to the IAEA acknowledging the facility — which it did, or so the theory goes, because it finally realized that western intelligence had found out about the site and was about to expose it. Exit question: How’d Iran find out that we knew?


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Neville Chamberlain reincarnated

bill30097 on September 26, 2009 at 8:15 PM

Jimmy Carter cloned

ROCnPhilly on September 26, 2009 at 8:20 PM

“let me be clear, aaaaaaaaaaaaand, it’s time to chooossssse.” He is the single most annoying person in history. Lucky for me, hes EVERYWHERE 24/7! Jesus H, SHUT UP!

marklmail on September 26, 2009 at 8:21 PM

Others have already said it, but…
I’m SO darn pleased to see that Mussolini pose from him again.

I wonder if Rahm or Asholrod check his nose for boogers before every speech.

LegendHasIt on September 26, 2009 at 8:21 PM

I’m making popcorn, this will be an epic battle, “The Messiah in Mom Jeans vs. “The Man With The Golden Members Only Jacket”. Obama will wield the Teleprompter of death, shorty will sport the terrible turban of doom.

I wonder what the spread will be in Vegas? MMMMM MMMM MM

M-14 2go on September 26, 2009 at 8:22 PM

M-14 2go on September 26, 2009 at 8:22 PM

I’ll bet in favor of the smelly Iranian

Liam on September 26, 2009 at 8:24 PM

Jimmy Carter cloned

ROCnPhilly on September 26, 2009 at 8:20 PM

So any news about the 3 American hostages / prisoners in Iran ?

macncheez on September 26, 2009 at 8:24 PM

It has probably been said but if Iran wants nuculear weapons we should send them some of our older ones.

farright on September 26, 2009 at 8:25 PM

Obama to Iran: Let me be clear — it’s time to choose

Obama sure is good for a laugh at times.

Too bad the joke will be on the countless thousands who die when an Iranian nuke goes off.

Yakko77 on September 26, 2009 at 8:26 PM

Let ME be clear: our troops are taking bomb and sniper casualties by mouthbreathing sand monkeys, betrayed by their own leadership, while Iran sails merrily along the path to nukedom, with our military in real danger of becoming a ‘paper tiger’. The inevitable Democrat gutting of the military cannot be far off, and the crashing economy will only make things worse.

It will now fall to Israel, Russia or China to disarm the mad mullahs…hopefully Iran will piss off one of the latter two, but I doubt it will happen. They may be extremists but they’re not that stupid. Anyone with an IQ above room temperature can tell that Israel is perilously close to being on its own, and even their conventional military strength is laughable compared with Russia’s or China’s.

Dark-Star on September 26, 2009 at 8:30 PM

So any news about the 3 American hostages / prisoners in Iran ?

macncheez on September 26, 2009 at 8:24 PM

Actually, no. Not since August. Got an update?

ROCnPhilly on September 26, 2009 at 8:38 PM

Others have already said it, but…
I’m SO darn pleased to see that Mussolini pose from him again.

I wonder if Rahm or Asholrod check his nose for boogers before every speech.

LegendHasIt on September 26, 2009 at 8:21 PM

I was about to ask why I always seem to be looking up P.BO’s nose in these pictures…

Count to 10 on September 26, 2009 at 8:44 PM

I was about to ask why I always seem to be looking up P.BO’s nose in these pictures…

Count to 10 on September 26, 2009 at 8:44 PM

He holds his head up to remind you that you as a member of the proletariat are insignificant compared to the power of the farce.

ROCnPhilly on September 26, 2009 at 8:50 PM

Obama to Iran: Let me be clear — it’s time to choose

Why did I have a flashback of my mom saying, “…and I mean it this time”?

MikeA on September 26, 2009 at 8:53 PM

Actually, no. Not since August. Got an update?

ROCnPhilly on September 26, 2009 at 8:38 PM

Maybe the mullahland tourist Carter has an update
I hope somone asks Gibbs about it though
Its funny how slickwilly jumps in a jet to rescue 2 chicks but these 3 have no one to cry for them

macncheez on September 26, 2009 at 8:54 PM

Ah, how well I remember The Joker praising the “vigorous debate” in Iran. Vigorous debate meaning, of course, government thugs firing on their own people.

Yes, I think I understand the Obamessiah’s “master plan.”

SagebrushPuppet on September 26, 2009 at 8:58 PM

Oh my! Achmednutjob is shaking in his boots!

MCGIRV on September 26, 2009 at 9:01 PM

The Muslims place their faith on the strong horse. With Obama at the reins, the US is NOT a strong horse, and I believe that he does not want us to be one. The international balance of power is askew with this fool in the White House.

onlineanalyst on September 26, 2009 at 9:03 PM

Maybe the mullahland tourist Carter has an update
I hope somone asks Gibbs about it though
Its funny how slickwilly jumps in a jet to rescue 2 chicks but these 3 have no one to cry for them

macncheez on September 26, 2009 at 8:54 PM

I don’t expect anyone to ask Gibbs anything about it. It would accentuate the striking Carter-Obama “twin sons of different mothers” phenomenon.

Not sure Uhmydinnersgone would be so easy to negotiate with, either.

ROCnPhilly on September 26, 2009 at 9:09 PM

Not sure Uhmydinnersgone would be so easy to negotiate with, either.

ROCnPhilly on September 26, 2009 at 9:09 PM

We know what that means, time to blame Bush

macncheez on September 26, 2009 at 9:17 PM

The bigger the lie, the higher BO’s chin gets…

d1carter on September 26, 2009 at 9:18 PM

We know what that means, time to blame Bush

macncheez on September 26, 2009 at 9:17 PM

Nah. The administration will ignore the whole situation. Damn. Obama is such an incompetent egomaniacal useless boob. What an embarrassment. I wonder if this is what it’s like to live in France.

ROCnPhilly on September 26, 2009 at 9:24 PM

I wonder if this is what it’s like to live in France.

ROCnPhilly on September 26, 2009 at 9:24 PM

Its better in France, their First lady doesn’t make you puke

macncheez on September 26, 2009 at 9:29 PM

IL DOUCHE

13blackcats on September 26, 2009 at 4:11 PM

Nice one, blackcats.

I made these a while back.
I also called one of them Il Douche!

http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab276/justltl/il_douche.jpg

http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab276/justltl/obama111.jpg

http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab276/justltl/obama333.jpg

justltl on September 26, 2009 at 9:33 PM

I will “chat” the excerpt below:

“Some continue to argue that the only way to halt Iran’s accelerating nuclear research effort is through American or Israeli air strikes.

[And I believe these "some" are right.]

But, there is no convincing scenario where such use of military force would work effectively to end the Iranian nuclear program.

[Vague statement above. Not worthy of analysis.]

Even worse, air strikes would undoubtedly lead Iran to hit back asymmetrically against us in Iraq, Afghanistan and the wider region, especially through its proxies, Hezbollah and Hamas.

[It is preferable to be hit back the good old terrorist way rather than the nuclear way. I don`t like the old way at all, but I dislike the nuclear way (way totally) more. And I wonder at the notion of being hit back after we hit them very very hard. I tend to think we would force them to melt away for a good long time. You see, we would also hit a few official residences on the return trip as well. Save fuel.]

This reminds us of Churchill’s maxim that, once a war starts, it is impossible to know how it will end.

[Churchill did not start WWII and America did not start this war. This war started on 9/11.]

An America that is already waging two difficult and bloody wars should be wary of unleashing a third. Choosing military power at this stage would surely be precipitous and unwise.”

[Surely I disagree. I repeat, the war has ALREADY started. We are ALREADY fighting it.]

Tisk tisk and a reference to some article from ABC news, no less!

And, where is the blogger`s opinion of this? Should we then sit on our hands and wait for Iran to use nuclear weapons be they dirty bombs or other crude but effective nuclear devices?

The time to strike is several months ago.

The time to strike is NOW, not LATER.

History proves again and again and again that sitting back while evil readies for war is a dumb policy.

Grim reality. Strike now, save lives. Wait and more will die on BOTH sides.

We should have put Acmedidajob in irons while he was here.

Is he still here?

Lincoln would have put him in irons on the way to the UN.

Reality.

Sherman1864 on September 26, 2009 at 9:35 PM

egomaniacal useless boob. ROCnPhilly on September 26, 2009 at 9:24 PM

What have boobs ever done to you? Let’s not compare THE ONE to a boob. A boob actually serves a life sustaining purpose.

libertylady on September 26, 2009 at 9:41 PM

“But, there is no convincing scenario where such use of military force would work effectively to end the Iranian nuclear program.”

The Americans can destroy the Iranians’ government and economy, if doing so seems beneficial. Used once as punishment and prophylaxis, nuclear weapons would thereafter be a credible deterrent to the development of nuclear weapons.

Kralizec on September 26, 2009 at 9:44 PM

Teh One is so decisive on Afghanistan, Iran better be afraid!

HAnthonyWayne on September 26, 2009 at 9:44 PM

libertylady on September 26, 2009 at 9:41 PM

Uhhhh…what you said.

Trying to put what Osama Obama really is into words probably involves the risk of being banned here. And I’m not sayin’ that’s because Ed or AP aren’t tolerant. The words I’m thinking of are really foul, but they describe him perfectly.

Boobs, in on the other hand….

MrScribbler on September 26, 2009 at 9:47 PM

Meanwhile, he’s up there pronouncing and Iran is saying, “We advised. We’re open for inspection.”

Can’t really argue with acquiesence. Sort of stole Obama’s thunder.

Reminds me of watching Rope-a-Dope.

AnninCA on September 26, 2009 at 9:47 PM

libertylady on September 26, 2009 at 9:41 PM

mmmm mmmm mmmm
Barack Hussain Obama
mmm mmmm mmmm
he has no brain he has no guts
he is a boob that makes you hurl
mmmm mmmm mmmm

macncheez on September 26, 2009 at 9:52 PM

“But, there is no convincing scenario where such use of military force would work effectively to end the Iranian nuclear program.”

The Americans can destroy the Iranians’ government and economy, if doing so seems beneficial. Used once as punishment and prophylaxis, nuclear weapons would thereafter be a credible deterrent to the development of nuclear weapons.

Kralizec on September 26, 2009 at 9:44 PM

But we now live in a world where no civilians are to be harmed in a military action, no matter what the reason for the action. Look at the new ROE in Afghanistan, the opprobrium to which Israel is subjected at every action it takes to defend itself. The refusal to deal with Rwanda 15 years ago, Sudan for the last decade. The way the Indian Ocean pirates are dealt with.

Obama has neither the will nor the willingness to ensure that Iran does not get nuclear weapons if military action is the only way to stop them. And you know, Szarkosy’s rhetoric is impressive, but France has been one of Iran’s most significant trading partners throughout the years of so-called engagement over its nuclear program.

ProfessorMiao on September 26, 2009 at 9:58 PM

These new ads are really screwing the threads up.

ProfessorMiao on September 26, 2009 at 9:59 PM

They think you’re a wus and they are laughing at you.

To the American voters you doing what you do best, living out a lie!

bluegrass on September 26, 2009 at 10:01 PM

Cinday Blackburn on September 26, 2009 at 3:23 PM

a little crazy but yeah I’d say 50-50.

Let’s pray it doesn’t come to any loss of life.

seesalrun on September 26, 2009 at 10:01 PM

Obama has neither the will nor the willingness to ensure that Iran does not get nuclear weapons if military action is the only way to stop them

I heard today on a news program that McCrystal is really saying that it’s the Taliban that has successfully surged and implemented a community-based strategy.

AnninCA on September 26, 2009 at 10:04 PM

I heard today on a news program that McCrystal is really saying that it’s the Taliban that has successfully surged and implemented a community-based strategy.

AnninCA on September 26, 2009 at 10:04 PM

So now the Rathke bros are organising the taliban too?

macncheez on September 26, 2009 at 10:09 PM

So now the Rathke bros are organising the taliban too?

macncheez on September 26, 2009 at 10:09 PM

I had to look that one up. *haha

I presume that the tactics are a bit more like, “We’re here, here are your rules, or be stoned to death” as opposed to building sewers that people then later steal the pipes.

AnninCA on September 26, 2009 at 10:12 PM

Obama to Iran: Let me be clear — it’s time to choose

Or f**king what Obama? You’re a woos! The world knows it, we know it and Iran knows it. You got nothin’! Just talk.

Such a disgrace you are. Not worthy of the office or the blood shed by our soldiers over the years.

enoughalready on September 26, 2009 at 10:17 PM

Or f**king what Obama? You’re a woos! The world knows it, we know it and Iran knows it. You got nothin’! Just talk.

I think that Iran knew he’d go for the cheap speech that sounded like commander of the world.

It was purely a set-up.

What I don’t get? Why did Obama think he’d get by with this. If Iran had truly advised the council of this facility, then he had to have known that.

He had to have known that the word would also get out.

The only thing I can noodle is that he didn’t think Iran would welcome inspectors in within 24 hours.

:)

Now, sorry….I can’t support Iran, but I did laugh.

Isn’t this what you call, “Checkmate?”

AnninCA on September 26, 2009 at 10:21 PM

Here’s the key. Don’t bomb the facilities. Bomb the leaders while they are standing around laughing about how we can’t hurt the facilities.

Do you think a leaderless Iran wouldn’t fall to the internal forces trying to be free?

Sure it breaks international protocol, but it sure would get their attention. It would be like going to a criminal organization with a drawn gun and saying to the leader, “Can I negotiate with you?” He says no. BAM! Then you look at his replacement and ask the same question. If HE says no. Then BAM!. Go to the third guy and ask the same question at which point you are going to get “Sure, whatcha’ need?”

archer52 on September 26, 2009 at 11:06 PM

While I think Bama and cadre understand the domestic agenda, break and nationalize the financial system, break as many people as possible by increasing unemployment and killing the private sector (except those with connections…Algore’s auto venture…stimulus for Finland), I don’t think he is up to understanding the mullahs.

I think of the experience of Iranian communists. Supported from various sites, they thought they could control things when the Shah departed. They were very wrong, and the mullahs hunted them down and killed them, no mercy. And that makes perfect sense in the context of Islam, or how they are applying it to create/maintain a theocracy.

Bama has done nothing in his life but talk. He cannot understand a mindset that contemplates violence on a massive scale. He might understand someone from his ‘hood shooting some guy for disrespect, but we are orders of magnitude away from such minor issues or the price of arugula.

And I suspect he thinks the smaller issues are more important, although arugula now is his for the asking and he could care less about that. He “won”, so send the arugula and don’t bother me with the bill.

So, the guy who throws a baseball like a girl is going to do a hard negotiation with people who see “deals” as renegoiatiable the next day (recall the Paris “Peace” accords)…they have nothing else to run on, with all the irresolutions out of the UN. (PS, I like girls, no disrespect to them in my comment)

This is where Hussein is incompetent. Domestic policy, that’s just a marxist gig and all the answers can be found by calling Billy Ayers and Rev. Wright. He has their agenda well in hand, and, can be called “competent” there.

He is incompetent to deal with the mullahs, and will give them what they want, for another rendition of “peace in our time” What he will not do that Chamberlin allowed or did, which was ramp up preparations for war. Bama will go the other way, and he will have much blood on his hands for his incompetency.

I am sure he will blame it on Bush.

God, however, may not be fooled. I would love to see that inteview.

Harry Schell on September 26, 2009 at 11:08 PM

Do you think a leaderless Iran wouldn’t fall to the internal forces trying to be free?

Right now, it would seem that strategy isn’t working. But I actually agree with you.

EVERY organization only goes so deep in terms of real talent.

It WILL work, eventually.

AnninCA on September 26, 2009 at 11:10 PM

From the last election, it’s clear that the Iranian public is seriously divided. (Gee, anyone relate?)

I think the situation calls for a bit of real cat-and-mouse right now.

Definitely, not a military threat that is direct.

It almost seems we’re on the verge of emerging into a real solution, but we’re missing some vision/some key piece of the puzzle.

AnninCA on September 26, 2009 at 11:16 PM

Why do they always film from down low looking up?? He always looks like he has his nose stuck up. Or does he always present himself that way?

ChuckTX on September 26, 2009 at 11:40 PM

Exit question: How’d Iran find out that we knew?

Jeebus, AP. You always know how to ask the most comforting things.

Blacksmith on September 26, 2009 at 11:43 PM

With a wave of his hand all the world is at peace; oops, sorry about that. Wrong messiah, that’s just B. Bullsh*t Obama.

la.rt.wngr on September 26, 2009 at 11:47 PM

How’d Iran find out?

I’m sure we told them.

They must be laughing at Obambi there in Iran. The 98lb weakling is going to go kick sand in their faces.

Mojave Mark on September 27, 2009 at 12:19 AM

Ummm Barack? They have already chosen.

shar61 on September 27, 2009 at 12:38 AM

I knew he is going to go to war. He can’t fix the economy. He can’t get healthcare passed. He can’t get cap and trade passed. He can’t do anything. If he goes to war he can funnel military money to union jobs, make a few payoffs that the Republicans won’t complain about because they are attached to military spending… He needs this.

Theworldisnotenough on September 27, 2009 at 1:13 AM

Obama doesn’t have a clue how to persuade anybody to do anything. He knows how to issue orders, that’s his natural inclination and his life circumstances have strengthened that. Unfortunately for Obama, he’s also a vain man who believes that the power of his words can move mountains; he believes he has a speech-making gift and that that gift will achieve all his objectives without further effort on his part. Therefore, he makes speeches which contain pronouncements, orders, proclamations, and false assertions, and he expects that the rest of the world will do as he says. As one of his daughters said of him a long while ago, ‘daddy doesn’t know how to do anything.’ That statement, when applied to Obama on the global stage, signifies great danger for America. We leave Obama in office until 2012 at our peril. He should be forced to resign.

SilentWatcher on September 27, 2009 at 1:22 AM

Ah’m a dinner jacket:

Tell you what, O’Bummer, we’ll “choose” shortly after you “choose” in Afghanistan!!!

‘Till then, go away and don’t bother us with your rants! We don’t care about words, and neither do the North Koreans and the Soviets and the Chinese!!!

(under his breath) Idiot!

landlines on September 27, 2009 at 1:59 AM

As a Christian, a Jew named Jesus came to my aid a long time ago. He saved me, still does.

How ironic, or how perfect, that today I rely on another Jew to save my country, this one named Benjamin.

Bibi, while I may have a Messiah as you wait for yours, I know God walks with both of us. And may He bless you and give you strength all the days of your life.

In a way, He has put freedom in your very hands, not just for Israel but for civilization itself.

You have our prayers, always.

TXUS on September 26, 2009 at 6:23 PM

AMEN

mcl2177 on September 26, 2009 at 6:28 PM

DITTO!,….AMEN!

christene on September 27, 2009 at 2:27 AM

I think the situation calls for a bit of real cat-and-mouse right now.

Definitely, not a military threat that is direct.

It almost seems we’re on the verge of emerging into a real solution, but we’re missing some vision/some key piece of the puzzle.

AnninCA on September 26, 2009 at 11:16 PM

Like maybe a direct military threat?

unclesmrgol on September 27, 2009 at 3:19 AM

Bawhahahahahaaahhhhha

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090927/ap_on_re_mi_ea/ml_iran

macncheez on September 27, 2009 at 5:03 AM

Is it? Bush issued this same ultimatum maybe 500 times and yet here we are…

This naive little narcissist is in so far over his head he would be pitiful, were it not so dangerous for the rest of us.

petefrt on September 27, 2009 at 6:26 AM

It almost seems we’re on the verge of emerging into a real solution, but we’re missing some vision/some key piece of the puzzle.

AnninCA on September 26, 2009 at 11:16 PM

Bawhahahahahaaahhhhha

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090927/ap_on_re_mi_ea/ml_iran

macncheez on September 27, 2009 at 5:03 AM

Nichevo on September 27, 2009 at 6:58 AM

TXUS on September 26, 2009 at 6:23 PM

As of last week at the UN, Bibi has replaced Obama as the leader of the free world.

petefrt on September 27, 2009 at 6:59 AM

But we now live in a world where no civilians are to be harmed in a military action, no matter what the reason for the action.
ProfessorMiao on September 26, 2009 at 9:58 PM

We have the technology and weaponry to take down the entire Iranian power grid, without setting off an exo-atmospheric EMP nuke. Isotopic separation requires a lot of electrical energy. So we stop nuclear material gathering. The nuke bomb program stops. Civilian deaths are minimized.
Sucks to be Iran when they are returned from a 1980′s culture to the 18th century. The loss of all electrical power may lead to regime change also.

NaCly dog on September 27, 2009 at 7:43 AM

We have the technology and weaponry to take down the entire Iranian power grid, without setting off an exo-atmospheric EMP nuke. Isotopic separation requires a lot of electrical energy. So we stop nuclear material gathering. The nuke bomb program stops. Civilian deaths are minimized.
Sucks to be Iran when they are returned from a 1980’s culture to the 18th century. The loss of all electrical power may lead to regime change also.

NaCly dog on September 27, 2009 at 7:43 AM

That is all tue enough. But you forget that we also have; Barack Hussein Obama, mmm mmm mmm.

So it ain’t gonna happen unless Israel does it.

MikeA on September 27, 2009 at 8:49 AM

News Flash:
Satellite photos show Arabs the world over trembling in their robes after the conclusion of Obaba’s G20 speech; But close up images reveal the trembling is caused by laughter at the U.S. and Obama. Several accidental detonations of suicide vests have also occurred, due to the hysterics. Iran had a fireworks show that was reported by world news outlets as a missile test. Al Jezeera says they don’t know how to put a stop to this frivolity.
More later.

Cybergeezer on September 27, 2009 at 9:33 AM

News update:
Gen. Hossein Salami says what people thinks was a missile, was a party size weinerschnitzel that got too close to the fire and exploded. No one was hurt by the hot sausage shrapnel.

Cybergeezer on September 27, 2009 at 9:39 AM

Obama has basically told the Iranians Stop or I’ll Say Stop Again.Girly-man.

kingsjester on September 27, 2009 at 9:42 AM

The Obama doctrine: Let’em eat speeches.

Seriously, cut off Iran’s gasoline supply, most of which they import. For fomenting unrest, there’s nothing like lines at the gas pump.

smellthecoffee on September 27, 2009 at 10:55 AM

Cinday Blackburn on September 26, 2009 at 3:23 PM

Excellent analysis.

Go Team Israel!

GrannyDee on September 27, 2009 at 11:08 AM

mmm mmm mmm, and all that.

MikeA on September 27, 2009 at 11:36 AM

Sorry, Mr. President. That’s not gonna cut it–you can’t bring a knife to a gunfight. Next time, just try and furrow your brow just a leetle bit more to give it more “arrr”.

RepubChica on September 27, 2009 at 11:41 AM

“Let me be clear’ appears to be Barry Obama’s standard prelude to his next lie.

sinsing on September 27, 2009 at 11:44 AM

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090927/ap_on_re_mi_ea/ml_iran

macncheez on September 27, 2009 at 5:03 AM

in light of that:

Cinday Blackburn on September 26, 2009 at 3:23 PM

From Cinday’s lips to God’s ears.

And like everybody else who’s commented on it, Obummber’s uptilted nose irritates me no end as well. He looks like he really does believe he poops rainbows and unicorns, and it smells like Chanel no. 5.

theotherone on September 27, 2009 at 12:24 PM

Look here, Barry. It’s Sunday morning already, and we’ve yet to see your strongly worded letter to Ahmateenywad. I guess it was date night this weekend or something.

Fishoutofwater on September 27, 2009 at 12:27 PM

What’s funny is that the talking head pundits of the MSM will carry on serious discussions over this speech, citing quotes, running clips, arguing, you know, really, really getting into it.

And what he says, what he always says, is all a bunch of BS that means nothing!

Actually, every once in a while it’s not BS, but Marxist rhetoric-but they ignore that so it doesn’t count.

Aren’t these people feeling stupid by now? It’s like they’re chasing rainbows.

Dr. ZhivBlago on September 27, 2009 at 12:32 PM

“Let me be clear’ appears to be Barry Obama’s standard prelude to his next lie.

sinsing on September 27, 2009 at 11:44 AM

I thought his standard opening was “it’s not about me,” followed by dozens of references to himself.

chipandcharge on September 27, 2009 at 12:51 PM

Clear as mud, Mr. President.

Saltysam on September 27, 2009 at 1:04 PM

Mr. President, you have poked all of our allies in the eye. You have wet your pants in front of our enemies. You have bowed to foreign leaders and have gone out of your way to legitimize rogue regimes. You have broken every promise made to the American people and have denigrated this great nation repeatedly. You are now waffling on Afghanistan.

You, sir, are a joke and the whole world knows it. That is the ONLY thing you have made clear.

sclemens on September 27, 2009 at 3:23 PM

The Iranians will be happy to oblige the O and cooperate with themselves. The findings will remain the same.

waldensianspirit on September 27, 2009 at 6:36 PM

Oh no Allah you can’t trick me into listening to the Pinnochio Presidente>
Whatever spews from the Chicago Jesus purple lips is a pack of lies formulated by the tiny warped grey matter housed between his enormous half black ears.
I refuse to listen to a narcisstic buffoon spewing a pack of lies or outright jibberish just because he has an enormous ego and is never held to account for his falsifying and infantile fantasies!
I don’t care if the meaningless chatter comes from the Pinnochio Presidente or his Barney Fife cloned sidekick O’Biden!

dhunter on September 27, 2009 at 6:51 PM

Mr. President, you have poked all of our allies in the eye. You have wet your pants in front of our enemies. You have bowed to foreign leaders and have gone out of your way to legitimize rogue regimes. You have broken every promise made to the American people and have denigrated this great nation repeatedly. You are now waffling on Afghanistan.

You, sir, are a joke and the whole world knows it. That is the ONLY thing you have made clear.

sclemens on September 27, 2009 at 3:23 PM

He did tell us that he wanted to fundamentally transform America ,but he never explained what transformation he was scheming for, before getting the job
He is doing what every good husband does, making his wife happy, whatever it takes. You know the wife who has never been proud of USA
Lets wait to see what he does to make Frank Marshall Davis happy

macncheez on September 27, 2009 at 7:06 PM

archer52 on September 26, 2009 at 11:06 PM

I like the way you think.

Mangy Scot on September 27, 2009 at 8:00 PM

Sorry, I didn’t read comments before this post.

Obama: Let me wave my magic lips before your eyes, and the world shall be healed. Let Iran tremble at my mighty wife’s arms and let them be afraid. Let me pose for another photo op and kiss the Iranian flag. Let me wave my magic wa….

Key West Reader on September 27, 2009 at 8:24 PM

I hope this “Iran thing” isn’t above BHO’s pay grade…

Khun Joe on September 27, 2009 at 8:44 PM

Try doing a Google on “Israel Samson Option”. I suspect that if Iran ever actually does something stupid, most of the Middle East (at least the major population centers) will be destroyed. As Israel goes, so shall we. Biblical prophecy.

mrpeabody on September 26, 2009 at 6:14 PM

Thanks, though I am familiar with it. Sampson only works if the other hostile countries can influence the country with the nukes. I strongly doubt any country has any influence over the Iranian government’s actions regarding its nuke weapon program or their usage. What’s the value of nuking Saudi Arabia, Oman, Jordan, etc… if it is Iran firing the nukes? The threat will do nothing to alter the Iranian government’s actions. Hell, it might be a better course of action to get Saudi Arabia’s blessing to nuke Iran first via their airspace. The Sauds have almost as much to lose from a nuclear Iran as Israel.

ray on September 27, 2009 at 9:55 PM

Come on! Even you liberals on here know Obama isn’t serious about this.

Our enemies must be shaking in their sandals.

scotash on September 28, 2009 at 1:24 AM

I hope this “Iran thing” isn’t above BHO’s pay grade…

Khun Joe on September 27, 2009 at 8:44 PM

Unfortunately for all of us, being a LEADER is above Obama’s pay grade. He is just a prop. Nothing more.

enoughalready on September 28, 2009 at 10:04 AM

Someone must have written this before, but it’s good enough for a repeat. This reminds one of Robin Williams as an unarmed bobby: “Stop or I’ll stop again!”

corona on September 28, 2009 at 11:34 AM

say

corona on September 28, 2009 at 11:36 AM

And if they choose to keep weaponizing uranium, in a couple of months it will be time to choose. They have tried the do nothing bluster and make veiled empty threats approach for several years. Barrack Osama will continue to do nothing until his lack of action facilitates the second holocaust. This would be in line with the racist reverend Wrights hate preaching.

Jerricho68 on September 28, 2009 at 12:00 PM

Time to choose: do you want Hope first, or Change?

Meanwhile, I will go to Copenhagen to fight for the Olympics

entagor on September 28, 2009 at 12:30 PM

And if they don’t choose his way he will run into the Lincoln bedroom and cry his wittle eyes out.

Helloyawl on September 28, 2009 at 3:03 PM

Totally awesome…er, they do watch BO’s weekly addresses in Iran, right?

MarkT on September 28, 2009 at 6:57 PM

Let me be clear, uh…let me be clear, uh…let me be clear,uh…let me be clear’ uh…

Well, dickhead, we’re waiting!!!

jgdp on September 28, 2009 at 11:29 PM

let me be clear, uhhh…let me be clear, uhhh…let me be clear, uhhh…

Aw never mind…

jgdp on September 28, 2009 at 11:34 PM

Hey CrockObama, how is that conflict resolution class workin for ya?

Screw that foreign policy stuff, he has to get the Olympics in Chicago….musn’t meddle people.

dthorny on September 29, 2009 at 6:51 AM

Time to choose: do you want Hope first, or Change?

Meanwhile, I will go to Copenhagen to fight for the Olympics

entagor on September 28, 2009 at 12:30 PM

Or is it “fired up” or “ready to go”?

dthorny on September 29, 2009 at 6:52 AM

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