On 10/20, The New York Times reported that the U.S. and Iran have agreed in principle for the first time to one-on-one negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program, according to Obama administration officials.
The White House denied this report—saying it is prepared to meet with Iran for a bilateral discussion but there was no agreement to do so between the 2 countries. US National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor said in a statement that it was untrue the US and Iran had “agreed to one-on-one talks or any meeting after the American elections.”
So where is the truth? And does it matter?
The truth may be this is just NY Times trying to get Obama re-elected.
No one can deny that the sanctions on Iran have worked. The issue should be the Middle East would be in a better situation—with Iran not so closed to being successful in nuclear weapon—if the Obama administration had not blocked the bipartisan supported sanctions on Iran earlier.
Or the truth may be this is Iran’s way to get Obama re-elected.
Why? Iran may believe it’s easier for Iran to have Democrat Barack Obama in the White House the next four years than a Republican Mitt Romney—based on what pressure (or lack of thereof) that Iran has had the last four years from the White House.
Is history repeating itself—aka 1980 Reagan-Carter election race and the US Embassy siege in Tehran—or is Obama team trying to fake a “déjà vu” scenario to mimic history?
With two weeks to go to election day and Iran’s nuclear weapon threat is a major concern of the Middle East, this news is what Obama needs—especially after the major failure to recognize the danger in Libya that Ambassador Chris Stevens and his envoy were in. Is this a game changer that Obama team has been trying to create?
Let us not be fooled
First, Obama has failed in Libya. He failed to recognize the dangerous situation that the US convoy was in—and did not provide extra security for the convoy instead of cutting security from the convoy. To cover that mistake, they chose to ignore the report from CIA right after the attack that tying it to the militants. Instead, they blamed it on the anti-Muslim video—knowing they could blame on the second CIA report that was sent after the first one. Obama failed and blamed—a similar pattern that we all have seen from the White House the last 4 years.
Second, Obama has failed to prevent Iran’s nuclear weapon development:
– Obama administration blocked (and therefore delayed the effects of) the sanctions (with bipartisan supports) on Iran that Congress tried to pass.
– Obama counted on Russia to help stopping Iran. Turned out that Russia helped Iran instead.
– Obama administration kept quiet from the protest (of over a million of Iranians) in the spring of 2009
– Obama ignored US ally Israel instead of worked with Israel
And Iran has been getting closer to the final step of getting a nuclear weapon.
Ask yourself this question…why would you trust Obama with Iran nuclear negotiation after he has shown weakness and incompetency in this matter the last 4 years?
Vote with your brain on November 6.
Don’t vote with your heart—lots of us like him, rightfully so since he is a very effective speaker (from a teleprompter) and has great speech writers. We Americans need more than that.
(by the way, on 10/21, Iran also denied such agreement on bilateral negotiation)