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October 28, 2008
Sarkozy calls Obama Iran stance 'immature'
It looks as if some of the messiah's Euro-buddies aren't all that impressed with The One's foreign policy.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy is very critical of U.S. presidential candidate Barack Obama's positions on Iran, according to reports that have reached Israel's government.
Sarkozy has made his criticisms only in closed forums in France. But according to a senior Israeli government source, the reports reaching Israel indicate that Sarkozy views the Democratic candidate's stance on Iran as "utterly immature" and comprised of "formulations empty of all content."
Obama visited Paris in July, and the Iranian issue was at the heart of his meeting with Sarkozy. At a joint press conference afterward, Obama urged Iran to accept the West's proposal on its nuclear program, saying that Iran was creating a serious situation that endangered both Israel and the West. According to the reports reaching Israel, Sarkozy told Obama at that meeting that if the new American president elected in November changed his country's policy toward Iran, that would be "very problematic."
Until now, the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany have tried to maintain a united front on Iran. But according to the senior Israeli source, Sarkozy fears that Obama might "arrogantly" ignore the other members of this front and open a direct dialogue with Iran without preconditions.
Even under Chirac, France has always been more aggressive in its desire for the west to confront Iran over its nuclear program. But perhaps Sarkozy has sensed something about Obama that much of our electorate has failed to see - a certain squishiness and moral relativism that could end up being extraordinarily dangerous if an adversary gets the wrong idea.
Anyway, it's good to see that no all the Euro-elites were taken in by Obama. At least Sarkozy has his eyes open and mind clear when it comes to trusting The One to do the right thing on Iran.