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Obama, on the edge

Posted in Uncategorized by fartashphoto on September 23, 2010

Presidents Barack Obama and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will deliver speeches at the United Nations General Assembly in New York Thursday, but it’s more interesting to note who isn’t speaking about Iran this week: critics of the Obama administration’s “dual-track” diplomatic approach to the Islamic Republic. These critics traditionally fall into three categories—American conservatives and neoconservatives, Israelis, and Arabs—and this fall, each has its own reason for silence. But the combination amounts to that rarest of things these days: broad, albeit unspoken, support for an Obama policy.

Mr. Ahmadinejad was taking part in an extended interview on CNN’s Larry King Live ahead of his speech at the United Nations General Assembly.

He told the celebrity interviewer that Iran did not want nuclear weapons, US sanctions were fruitless and human rights violations in America were similar to those experienced under his regime.

Most of Mr. Ahmadinejad’s contentions went unchallenged as King struggled to adjust to his unusually combative guest. When the chat show mainstay asked the president whether he was worried that Mr. Netanyahu’s fear of Iran could prompt a pre-emptive strike, Mr. Ahmadinejad launched into a rant.

“So, you think we should be concerned about allaying Mr. Netanyahu’s fears? Who is he? He is a skilled killer. All dictators in the world have condemned others,” he said, through a translator.

Now Obama is walking on a Tightrope which his government wants to talk with Iran beyond curtains and Ahmadinejad calls Netanyahu, U.S. most powerful ally in Middle East a serial killer. If Israel hasn’t attacked yet to Iran’s Facilities is because of U.S. until now. But it depends how Obama is going to behave, if he backs the PM and blast Ahmadinejad or prefer to shake hand with the brutal regime.


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