Iran to Obama: You are not groveling enough

Rick Moran
So far, President Obama's outreach plan to talk with the Iranians has hit all sorts of snags. The Iranians themselves have been most uncooperative since they keep changing the "conditions" on when they'll deign to talk to us.

One thing is certain; If Obama is going to have anyone sit down with the Iranians, we are going to have to grovel before the mighty Persians and apologize for all the mean things we've supposedly done to them over the years:

Iran sternly dismissed decades of U.S. policies targeting Tehran and declared Friday that the new American administration had to admit past wrongs before it could hope for reconciliation. The comments by Iranian parliamentary speaker Ali Larijani at an international security conference in Munich appeared to be the most detailed outline yet of Tehran's expectations from President Barack Obama's administration.

"The old carrot and stick policy must be discarded," he said, alluding to Western threats and offers of rewards to coax Iran to give up nuclear activities the West views as threatening. "This is a golden opportunity for the United States."

Obama has said the U.S. is ready for direct talks with Iran in efforts to overcome concerns that its nuclear program could be used to develop atomic weapons. Tehran denies that and insists its aims are peaceful. The former U.S. administration refused one-on-one negotiations with Tehran on the issue unless it made significant nuclear concessions beforehand.

There was no immediate U.S. reaction to Larijani's comments.

Larijani is what passes for a "moderate" in Iran - at least according to our media. All that means is that yes, he still wants to cut our heads off only he doesn't want to announce it beforehand.

And since there is a chance that the former nuclear negotiator will become president this year,one can just see Obama doing the bidding of this "moderate" Iranian and groveling at his feet by begging forgiveness for whatever paranoid slights this fanatic can dream up.

Even then, it is doubtful Obama will meet with any success given the track record of the mullahs who constantly change the parameters of the discussions just so they can humiliate their negotiating partner. (See Great Britain and the hostage situation in Iraq.)

The reasons for not talking to these bozos keeps increasing. When will Obama cave in?

So far, President Obama's outreach plan to talk with the Iranians has hit all sorts of snags. The Iranians themselves have been most uncooperative since they keep changing the "conditions" on when they'll deign to talk to us.

One thing is certain; If Obama is going to have anyone sit down with the Iranians, we are going to have to grovel before the mighty Persians and apologize for all the mean things we've supposedly done to them over the years:

Iran sternly dismissed decades of U.S. policies targeting Tehran and declared Friday that the new American administration had to admit past wrongs before it could hope for reconciliation.

The comments by Iranian parliamentary speaker Ali Larijani at an international security conference in Munich appeared to be the most detailed outline yet of Tehran's expectations from President Barack Obama's administration.

"The old carrot and stick policy must be discarded," he said, alluding to Western threats and offers of rewards to coax Iran to give up nuclear activities the West views as threatening. "This is a golden opportunity for the United States."

Obama has said the U.S. is ready for direct talks with Iran in efforts to overcome concerns that its nuclear program could be used to develop atomic weapons. Tehran denies that and insists its aims are peaceful. The former U.S. administration refused one-on-one negotiations with Tehran on the issue unless it made significant nuclear concessions beforehand.

There was no immediate U.S. reaction to Larijani's comments.

Larijani is what passes for a "moderate" in Iran - at least according to our media. All that means is that yes, he still wants to cut our heads off only he doesn't want to announce it beforehand.

And since there is a chance that the former nuclear negotiator will become president this year,one can just see Obama doing the bidding of this "moderate" Iranian and groveling at his feet by begging forgiveness for whatever paranoid slights this fanatic can dream up.

Even then, it is doubtful Obama will meet with any success given the track record of the mullahs who constantly change the parameters of the discussions just so they can humiliate their negotiating partner. (See Great Britain and the hostage situation in Iraq.)

The reasons for not talking to these bozos keeps increasing. When will Obama cave in?