Monday, February 16, 2009

Should President Obama Speak With Iran?

Hillary Mann Leverett, a former director for Iran and Persian Gulf Affairs at the U.S. National Security Council, tries to clear American misgivings about speaking with Ahmedinejad in her Foreign Policy article "Think Again: Talking with Iran".

And now for something completely different, read the faux ideologue Christopher Hitchens regurgitate the same old crap that he's been saying for years over at Slate. No analysis, lazy reasoning, copy and paste from old personal articles = Don't Let The Mullahs Run Out The Clock: Obama must talk directly to the Iranian people.

Okay Christopher.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am also not a huge fan of Hitchens.He seems always to say the same thing.He always appears arrogant and condescending. He is always looking for opportunities to disgorge his endless supply of venom and to display his intelligence and infuriate people.

Regarding Hitchens suggestion that Obama should use the UN as a platform to address the people of Iran directly, while maintaining a firm diplomatic position, I think direct address is a very reasonable idea, and Obama, being the erudite politician, I could realistically see him pursuing such an action. Taking this middle-of-the-road approach in addressing the Iran situation would be an excellent move.

Rabia said...

I am not a fan of Iran but we are really desperate for some balance to the sunni-wahabi influence in Pakistan although it might be too late

Anonymous said...

is your name ahsan burt?

Ahsan said...

Yes AKS, is your name Ahsan Burt?

AKS said...

We're all Ahsan Burts today.

NB said...

I Hurt my Burt.