Surprise! Iran sneers at Obama's peace offering

Rick Moran
Aside from being entirely predictable, the news that Iran is gloating over the end of American capitalist "domination" as evidenced by Obama's reaching out in peace to the mullahs should be very worrisome.

As Allah points out, this makes it almost a dead certainty that negotiations and pressure from the world community will not end Iran's drive for the bomb and that stopping them will almost certainly mean the use of force.

But even for the Iranians, the response to Obama's naivete was breathtaking:

US President Barack Obama's offer to talk to Iran shows that America's policy of "domination" has failed, the government spokesman said on Saturday. "This request means Western ideology has become passive, that capitalist thought and the system of domination have failed," Gholam Hossein Elham was quoted as saying by the Mehr news agency.

"Negotiation is secondary, the main issue is that there is no way but for (the United States) to change," he added.

After nearly three decades of severed ties, Obama said shortly after taking office this month that he is willing to extend a diplomatic hand to Tehran if the Islamic republic is ready to "unclench its fist".

In response, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad launched a fresh tirade against the United States, demanding an apology for its "crimes" against Iran and saying he expected "deep and fundamental" change from Obama.

Iranian politicians frequently refer to the US administration as the "global arrogance", "domineering power" and "Great Satan".

Tensions with the United States have soared over Iran's nuclear drive and Ahmadinejad's vitriolic verbal attacks against Washington's close regional ally Israel.


This won't stop Obama and the left from groveling at the feet of the Iranians. Since they see most of the problems in the world as our fault anyway, it would be nothing for them to abjectly surrender and apologize for all the mean things we've ever done to Iran.

The fact that doing that will still not satisfy the fanatics in Tehran has never entered their heads.



Aside from being entirely predictable, the news that Iran is gloating over the end of American capitalist "domination" as evidenced by Obama's reaching out in peace to the mullahs should be very worrisome.

As Allah points out, this makes it almost a dead certainty that negotiations and pressure from the world community will not end Iran's drive for the bomb and that stopping them will almost certainly mean the use of force.

But even for the Iranians, the response to Obama's naivete was breathtaking:

US President Barack Obama's offer to talk to Iran shows that America's policy of "domination" has failed, the government spokesman said on Saturday.

"This request means Western ideology has become passive, that capitalist thought and the system of domination have failed," Gholam Hossein Elham was quoted as saying by the Mehr news agency.

"Negotiation is secondary, the main issue is that there is no way but for (the United States) to change," he added.

After nearly three decades of severed ties, Obama said shortly after taking office this month that he is willing to extend a diplomatic hand to Tehran if the Islamic republic is ready to "unclench its fist".

In response, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad launched a fresh tirade against the United States, demanding an apology for its "crimes" against Iran and saying he expected "deep and fundamental" change from Obama.

Iranian politicians frequently refer to the US administration as the "global arrogance", "domineering power" and "Great Satan".

Tensions with the United States have soared over Iran's nuclear drive and Ahmadinejad's vitriolic verbal attacks against Washington's close regional ally Israel.


This won't stop Obama and the left from groveling at the feet of the Iranians. Since they see most of the problems in the world as our fault anyway, it would be nothing for them to abjectly surrender and apologize for all the mean things we've ever done to Iran.

The fact that doing that will still not satisfy the fanatics in Tehran has never entered their heads.