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Obama Press Conference: He’s Waiting to See How Iran Crisis “Plays Out”
Flopping Aces ^ | 06-23-09 | Mike's America

Posted on 06/23/2009 2:54:53 PM PDT by Starman417

A leader leads. Obama is a follower!

From today's press conference:

QUESTION: Thank you, Mr. President. Your administration has said that the offer to talk to Iran's leaders remains open. Can you say if that's still so even with all the violence that has been committed by the government against the peaceful protesters? And if it is, is there any red line that your administration won't cross where that offer will be shut off?

OBAMA: Well, obviously what's happened in Iran is profound, and we're still waiting to see how it plays itself out. My position coming into this office has been that the United States has core national security interests in making sure that Iran doesn't possess a nuclear weapon and it stops exporting terrorism outside of its borders.

We have provided a path whereby Iran can reach out to the international community, engage, and become a part of international norms. It is up to them to make a decision as to whether they choose that path. What we've been saying over the last several days, the last couple of weeks, obviously is not encouraging in terms of the path that this regime may choose to take. And the fact that they are now in the midst of an extraordinary debate taking place in Iran, you know, may end up coloring how they respond to the international community as a whole.

We are going to monitor and see how this plays itself out before we make any judgments about how we proceed. But to reiterate, there is a path available to Iran in which their sovereignty is respected, their traditions, their culture, their faith is respected, but one in which they are part of a larger community that has responsibilities and operates according to norms and international rules that are universal.

We don't know how they're going to respond yet, and that's what we're waiting to see.

QUESTION: So should there be consequences for what's happened so far?

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TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: iran; obama; present

1 posted on 06/23/2009 2:54:54 PM PDT by Starman417
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To: Starman417
zero b. Hussien's legacy

vote present

2 posted on 06/23/2009 2:55:53 PM PDT by lormand (b. Hussein Obama - hard on flies, soft on terrorists)
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To: Starman417

Time to get more focus group polling before making a decision.


3 posted on 06/23/2009 2:56:40 PM PDT by CASchack
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To: Starman417

4 posted on 06/23/2009 2:57:31 PM PDT by counterpunch (In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem. Government is the problem.)
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To: Starman417

What are we now....Switzerland and on permanent ‘observation’ mode?


5 posted on 06/23/2009 2:58:21 PM PDT by BossLady ("WE are the origin of all coming evil" ~~ Carl Jung~~)
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To: Starman417

I’m so tired of hearing BO say he’s “watching” or “witnessing” ..... why doesn’t ONE reporter ask him who he stands with?!


6 posted on 06/23/2009 2:59:08 PM PDT by Right_in_Virginia
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To: counterpunch

Your absolute best.

May I copy and send it around.


7 posted on 06/23/2009 3:00:50 PM PDT by Gator113 (I live in "one of the largest Muslim countries in the world." Imam Obama told me so.)
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To: Starman417

Zer0’s planning to wait and see how the July 4th Tea Parties “play out” too.


8 posted on 06/23/2009 3:03:01 PM PDT by HighWheeler (The higher the concentration of libs, the bigger the tragedy that follows.)
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To: counterpunch

The contrast in that picture could not be greater. In the mirror in the background you see many press photographers documenting this non-event. Compare that to the people documenting Neda’s martyrdom.


9 posted on 06/23/2009 3:04:35 PM PDT by Lou Budvis (Palin Nation = Reagan Country.)
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To: Starman417
Obama sighed, thousands died...
10 posted on 06/23/2009 3:07:26 PM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: Starman417
Obama: ......we're still waiting to see how it plays itself out.

Kinda like voting 'present'.

11 posted on 06/23/2009 3:07:31 PM PDT by Enough is ENOUGH
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To: Dixie Yooper
Obama sighed, thousands died...

scary times

12 posted on 06/23/2009 3:08:03 PM PDT by tioga
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To: Gator113

Please do.
Thanks.


13 posted on 06/23/2009 3:10:32 PM PDT by counterpunch (In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem. Government is the problem.)
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To: Starman417

Still voting present.


14 posted on 06/23/2009 3:14:40 PM PDT by PROTESTBYPROXY (Conservatives must man up!!)
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To: Dixie Yooper

To paraphrase Churchill: Obama is resolved to be irresolute.


15 posted on 06/23/2009 3:17:15 PM PDT by RanGreHad
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To: HighWheeler

I hear the Atlanta one’s been cancelled because the owner of the spot it was to be held says “no political stuff” on his unused parking lot. Turns out landlord was a big Bambi supporter.


16 posted on 06/23/2009 3:21:34 PM PDT by Right Cal Gal (Abraham Lincoln would have let Berkeley leave the Union without a fight)
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To: HighWheeler

I thought somebody said he was unaware of the April 15th tea parties. So he just wants to ignore the tea parties, and he’ll ignore the July 4th events. I’m sure his useful idiots will get out there and call the tea parties racist and other insults.


17 posted on 06/23/2009 3:33:38 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Starman417

You know what he doesn’t want the correlation made between George W. Bush bringing Freedom and liberty to the Iraqi’s because that means Bush was right and it started something in the Middle East.

Thats why he is being so timid.... Bush was right... Sooner or later it will play out like that and Bush will get the credit and Obama will look like the fool that he is.


18 posted on 06/23/2009 3:35:50 PM PDT by Typical_Whitey (World, let me be the first to appologize for America's recent timidity and weakness.)
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To: Starman417

When Barry hosts the Iranians at official Fourth of July parties,
instead of hot dogs..
he should serve the official dish of his administration-
chicken.


19 posted on 06/23/2009 3:43:48 PM PDT by Wild Irish Rogue
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To: Starman417

If 0bama would have taken this strategy with the economy, we wouldn’t be nearing 10% unemployment and a new level of the misery index Jimmy Carter didn’t even come close to.


20 posted on 06/23/2009 3:43:53 PM PDT by NeoConfederate
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To: Starman417

Obama does not want to be a “tool” that is used by Iran.

His silence was a “tool” that supported the mullahs.

His condemnation, now late, is pale, weak and a perfect example of a man with no spine, a man with no leadership potential, a man with no ability to see the larger picture, and a man who shrinks from confronting true evil.


21 posted on 06/23/2009 3:45:32 PM PDT by Erik Latranyi (Too many conservatives urge retreat when the war of politics doesn't go their way.)
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To: Wild Irish Rogue
When Barry hosts the Iranians at official Fourth of July parties, instead of hot dogs.. he should serve the official dish of his administration- chicken.


22 posted on 06/23/2009 4:07:22 PM PDT by Costumed Vigilante
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