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November 4, 2009
Obama & the unclenched fist
Our President told the world in his interview on UAE TV that "If countries like Iran are willing to unclench their fist, they will find an extended hand from us". I have to admit that I'm shocked to see that the Iranians have unclenched their fist just for a small moment last week. Perhaps you missed it, but just today we saw an unclenched fists in the Mediterranean where an Iranian ship was captured delivering weapons to terrorist groups like Hamas and Hezbollah.
The US has been extending a hand for some time now. Direct talks have been taking place and the results are always the same. First there is a promise of some agreement with Iran or with Russia. Russian is especially important because it has been providing nuclear know how to Iran for some time, and thus any meaningful sanctions would require Russian cooperation. Inevitably these deals always fall through.
The Iranians and Russians are indeed unclenching there fists, just long enough to poke President Obama squarely in the eye. The question for Obama is, how long does he keep his hand extended? Until the Iranians have a nuclear weapon and then they can hit back really hard? If the President would start putting the country and her interests first instead of his failed leftist ideals, he wouldn't end up with a black eye. More importantly the world would be a safer place.