Another… MAJOR FOREIGN POLICY GAFFE By Obama Campaign
Wolf Howling passed this on this morning…
Barack Obama Is Going to Open New Channels Of Diplomacy With Iran
Barack Obama believes that:
“We have not exhausted our non-military options in confronting the Iranian threat; in many ways, we have yet to try them.
Obama is the only major candidate who supports tough, direct presidential diplomacy with Iran without preconditions. Now is the time to pressure Iran directly to change their troubling behavior. Obama would offer the Iranian regime a choice. If Iran abandons its nuclear program and support for terrorism, we will offer incentives like membership in the World Trade Organization. ”
Barack Obama- Is ready to offer the Iranian Regime membership into the World Trade Organization:
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But, Oops!… There appears to be a problem with this plan.
Amir Taheri at The Wall Street Journal has some critical information that was missed by Obama’s staff of foreign policy advisors:
As a nation, Iranians are among the few in the world that still like the U.S. As a revolution, however, Iran is the principal bastion of anti-Americanism. Last month, Tehran hosted an international conference titled “A World Without America.” Indeed, since the election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in 2005, Iran has returned to a more acute state of revolutionary hysteria. Mr. Ahmadinejad seems to truly believe the “Hidden Imam” is coming to conquer the world for his brand of Islam. He does not appear to be interested in the kind of “carrots” that Secretary Rice was offering two years ago and Mr. Obama is hinting at today.
Mr. Ahmadinejad is talking about changing the destiny of mankind, while Mr. Obama and his foreign policy experts offer spare parts for Boeings or membership in the World Trade Organization. Perhaps Mr. Obama is unaware that one of Mr. Ahmadinejad’s first acts was to freeze Tehran’s efforts for securing WTO membership because he regards the outfit as “a nest of conspiracies by Zionists and Americans.”
It doesn’t look like the Iranian Regime will be much interested in the Obama Campaign’s incentive of membership in the WTO…
Since they just walked away from the organization 3 years ago.
…Unless, of course, Obama can clean out all the “nest of Zionists and Americans” on staff first.
Maybe that’s part of the plan?
UPDATE: As Amir Taheri wrote in his piece today at The Wall Street Journal that the Bush Administration has already tried the “juicy stick” approach. The current administration even tried the juicy WTO incentive (Thanks to Allahpundit for the link).
But, the Iranian regime was not interested.
Captain Ed also wrote about the incentive approach with Iran in 2005.
You’d think that the Obama Campaign would know this(?)
But, instead they are declaring a grand “New Channel of Diplomacy” with the same incenitive.
It’s evident from this tired WTO incentive along with the campaign’s appeasement line that Obama offers nothing for dealing with Iranian problem facing Israel and the West.
UPDATE 2: Obama’s plan makes perfect sense to his admiring fans.
Democrats believe that the Iranians just want economic opportunity and then all would be well- then they would give up their nuke program.
Of course, this is lunacy.
HotAir has more on this today.
UPDATE 3: Dan Riehl has an interesting post on Barack’s uncle who supposedly liberated Buchenwald.
Hat Tip RFW