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"We want more Iranians visiting the U.S.," Rice says (State Dept. Barf Alert!)
Reuters ^ | Mon Jun 23, 2008

Posted on 06/23/2008 8:10:53 PM PDT by LightBeam

BERLIN (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said on Monday the United States was determined to reach out to the Iranian people despite quarrels with their government over Tehran's nuclear ambitions.

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"The United States has been for some time trying to reach out to the Iranian people in various ways," Rice said. Iranians could travel to Dubai to get U.S. visas, she said, but acknowledged it might not be convenient for them to do so. "We want more Iranians visiting the U.S.," she said, adding that she favoured cultural exchanges such as visits by artists and athletes. "We are determined to find ways to reach out to the Iranian people."

(Excerpt) Read more at uk.reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 5thcolumn; geopolitics; iran; rice; statedept
I wonder if Truman would have tried to get more Japanese to "visit" the US during WWII.
1 posted on 06/23/2008 8:11:14 PM PDT by LightBeam
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To: LightBeam

I used to be impressed by Ms. Rice.

I stopped being impressed during the August, 2006 Israel / Hezzbollah war because of her lackluster performance.


2 posted on 06/23/2008 8:15:09 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (When is John Murtha going to apologize to the Haditha Marines who he falsely accused?)
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To: LightBeam

so who wants her to be VP again?


3 posted on 06/23/2008 8:15:21 PM PDT by ari-freedom (McCain must pick a conservative VP if he wants conservative support)
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To: LightBeam

Geeze o Petes. Lets just invite Hugo Chavez to sleep in the Lincoln bedroom and be done with it.


4 posted on 06/23/2008 8:15:54 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Voting conservative isn't for the faint of heart.)
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To: LightBeam

Just great...the Iranians are all over the place in L.A. and they want to ADD to the population.

Where’s Leonidas when we need him.


5 posted on 06/23/2008 8:17:24 PM PDT by max americana
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To: LightBeam

We’re all Bozos on this bus.

Rice, however, is the driver.


6 posted on 06/23/2008 8:17:55 PM PDT by toddlintown (My kingdom for a beer!)
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To: LightBeam

If Ms. Condi-the-Piano-Player had the sense that God gave a goose, she would realize that the United States and Iran are in a technical state of WAR, because the Iranians invaded, violated and occupied our embassy in Tehran in 1979, and that embassy was and remains U.S. soil.

Just because that phuckwit from Georgia didn’t have the balls to do anything except to wring his hands and hide in the Rose Garden doesn’t mean that we are not now, even damn near 30 years later, STILL in a state of war with Iran, and with their persistent and continuous provocations against the West and our ally Israel, we’ve had more than enough justification to let the bombs start falling.

Of course that would require that our current illustrious President step up to the plate and do what John Bolton has been recommending which is to wipe the deck with those Islamofascists and put an end to this diplomatic dance of the seven veils once and for all.


7 posted on 06/23/2008 8:18:21 PM PDT by mkjessup (The Shah doesn't look so bad now, eh? But noooo Jimmah said the Ayatollah was a 'godly man' .)
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To: LightBeam

Morons at State and CIA decided that Iranians flooding into Iraq after Saddam fell we be a GOOD thing because they would (in loltheory) tell the Iraqis that theocracies are a bad thing.

Yep.


8 posted on 06/23/2008 8:26:30 PM PDT by happinesswithoutpeace (You are receiving this broadcast as a dream)
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To: LightBeam

Actually, the Iranian people like Americans...


9 posted on 06/23/2008 8:30:51 PM PDT by GOPJ (Dodd KNEW it was a good deal. Faked ignorance is not a defense.)
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To: LightBeam
This will be spun as an idiot remark by Rice. However, having a somewhat academic bent, I'm sure she is struck by the sharply different attitudes of most Iranians from their out of touch, backward government. More and more The Revolution is looking like a mistake, or at best, has long lost its way.

Rice is no idiot. She is no doubt deeply frustrated with Iran, as is nearly the entire planet. She knows what the stakes are if Israel makes a strike on them, and knows that there are much better alternatives if the people can only pressure their government to move, even a little.

I am convinced that a strike on Iran could get uncontrollable in a hurry. I think the international moves today shows that everyone else is realizing this out too.

10 posted on 06/23/2008 8:50:02 PM PDT by Wiseghy ("You want to break this army? Then break your word to it.")
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To: LightBeam

Has she promised to add more foot-baths at airports?


11 posted on 06/23/2008 8:54:45 PM PDT by Grandsons of Liberty (Revolutionaries for the 21st Century)
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To: Wiseghy
She knows what the stakes are if Israel makes a strike on them...

Do you really think that Israel would make a preemptive strike against Iran without first getting the 'green-light' from the Oval Office?

12 posted on 06/23/2008 9:04:57 PM PDT by LjubivojeRadosavljevic
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To: Wiseghy
I am convinced that a strike on Iran could get uncontrollable in a hurry. I think the international moves today shows that everyone else is realizing this out too.

Are you telling me that the about 50 Muslim countries now wish Israel well? The Europeans are all telling Israel they really are OK? What is it that you see changing? All I see are Western politicians telling Israel to give in return for nothing but an empty promise of peace. Rice is one of the ones pressuring Israel.

13 posted on 06/23/2008 9:16:48 PM PDT by LoneRangerMassachusetts
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To: GOPJ

Was it Carter they didn’t like? They returned the embassy staff because the liked Reagan? I never knew that.


14 posted on 06/23/2008 9:19:12 PM PDT by LoneRangerMassachusetts
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To: LightBeam

I thought Condi “jumped the shark” a year ago!


15 posted on 06/23/2008 9:20:23 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: Wiseghy; GOPJ

I agree with your statements. If more Iranians VISIT us, not come to stay, they might take some useful insights and information home with them; things that will help them and their friends better understand that their leaders are full of it and are lying to them. And that we are not devils. Most of the population has had enough of The Ayotollas and their religious police goons.


16 posted on 06/23/2008 9:26:01 PM PDT by Octar
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To: LightBeam

Of all the folks from the middle east that I’ve met, done business with, worked with and lived near ——— the Iranians - both Muslim and Christian that I’ve known have been fine people and VERY unlike the images we see from their “leaders”.....

I deeply believe that more Iranians desire peace and cooperation with America than Jihad against America.


17 posted on 06/23/2008 9:28:21 PM PDT by river rat (Semper Fi - You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: LightBeam

Just another one world socialist!!

I becomes more obvious every time she opens her pie hole.


18 posted on 06/23/2008 9:33:25 PM PDT by dalereed (both)
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To: Grizzled Bear; All

She’s OFF HER MEDS!

we have some 40,000 terrorists/suicide bombers in the USA and Canada already and she wants MORE?

Abbas Fakhravar, a planted infiltrator by the Islamic regime in Iran is a darling of State. AntiMullah managed to get an abstract of his Islamic MOIS (Mininstry of Information and Security) file, which clearly shows his infiltration path.

Dep. Sec. Burns (the previous one) was a total pro-Iran Dhimmi and put in place some Mullah suporters into the higher echelons of State before he was asked to leave. Including the Iran Desk chief.

Good holy grief. I rarely get worked up but this is insane.

When will we stop shooting ourselves in the foot with this liberal college professor nonsense that has crept into her attitudes as she leaves office?


19 posted on 06/23/2008 9:40:41 PM PDT by FARS
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To: LightBeam

Foggy Bottom causes foggy brains.

Rice has lost her bearings.


20 posted on 06/23/2008 10:04:32 PM PDT by Finalapproach29er (Democrats still want to Impeach Pres. Bush and/or VP Cheney; keep your eye on these House hearings.)
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To: LightBeam

Rice is a traitor.


21 posted on 06/23/2008 10:21:21 PM PDT by TheBattman (Vote your conscience, or don't complain about RINOs!)
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To: All

And to think that some people want this clown to be Juan’s VP.


22 posted on 06/23/2008 10:24:35 PM PDT by HABIFF33
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To: max americana
Just great...the Iranians are all over the place in L.A.

That was my first thought. I unfortunately encountered a few of them this very afternoon. Yuk. Clueless Ms. Rice should have been here to "reach out" to them.

23 posted on 06/23/2008 10:28:06 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (Special gringa in every way.)
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To: river rat
I deeply believe that more Iranians desire peace and cooperation with America than Jihad against America.

Yah, that's why the ones who become citizens here register and vote Democrat. LOL!!

24 posted on 06/23/2008 10:31:13 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (Special gringa in every way.)
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To: ari-freedom
so who wants her to be VP again?

Not me...

Condi for President!!!!!!!

BWAHAHAHAHA!

FMCDH(BITS)

25 posted on 06/23/2008 10:42:07 PM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: La Enchiladita

You probably know that they own most of the Fashion District...


26 posted on 06/23/2008 11:03:36 PM PDT by max americana
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To: LightBeam

Ms. Rice it seems is a perfect leader at the pathetically ignorant and UnAmerican state dept.
I use to think many agencies in the U.S. Govt. like the bureau of Indian affairs and education dept should be disbanded. Well the Dept. of State should be deported say to communist china or some other third world cesspool.


27 posted on 06/24/2008 3:24:58 AM PDT by Joe Boucher (An enemy of Islam)
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To: max americana

No, I did not know that. I had some business in the “Persian Gulf” yesterday, Westwood Blvd. The mayor of Beverly Hills is Iranian-born and they own much property/operate businesses in BH.


28 posted on 06/24/2008 9:41:46 AM PDT by La Enchiladita (Special gringa in every way.)
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To: La Enchiladita; max americana
They don't call it "Tehrangeles" for nothing. ;-)

I believe that most of the population in Beverly Hills proper are Persian Jews. There has been a lot of tension between them and Ashkenazic Jews on the east coast (especially in Great Neck), and I'm sure its the same in BH.

29 posted on 06/24/2008 9:48:52 AM PDT by Clemenza (No Comment)
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To: Octar
I agree with your statements. If more Iranians VISIT us, not come to stay, they might take some useful insights and information home with them; things that will help them and their friends better understand that their leaders are full of it and are lying to them. And that we are not devils. Most of the population has had enough of The Ayotollas and their religious police goons.

And do you really think that the ones fed up with the government will be the ones allowed to come visit the Great Satan?

30 posted on 06/24/2008 9:53:45 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: Clemenza

Ah yeah, I forgot that one: Tehrangeles.
Probably tension among them, no doubt, they seem to be strife-prone people, sullen and unhappy. They have very bad manners, demanding, smelly, etc.


31 posted on 06/24/2008 9:58:23 AM PDT by La Enchiladita (Special gringa in every way.)
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To: FARS; La Enchiladita; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Grampa Dave; devolve; ntnychik; gonzo
Among the most revealing actions of Dr. Rice was the arrangement of her highly-touted Annapolis conference for Jews to use the side door so as not to offend those who wish Hitler had finished that problem.

Dr. Rice represents the mental illness of the so-called road map for peace, peace being the last Israeli eliminated by Hamas for Obama units wielding katyushas and vests.

We may stipulate that 70% of the populace of the Islamic Republic of Iran would rather be in Cleveland, but that demographic would no more be allowed to leave to visit the great satan than electric cars will convoy out of McCain's butt.

We may safely dismantle the State Department--Will Smith just volunteered to be America's roving ambassador of good will.

32 posted on 06/24/2008 10:09:15 AM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hitlery: das Butch von Buchenvald)
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To: PhilDragoo

She is plain and simply an arabist, always has been.


33 posted on 06/24/2008 10:23:55 AM PDT by La Enchiladita (Special gringa in every way.)
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To: LightBeam
"We want more Iranian nuclear engineers visiting defecting to the U.S.,"
34 posted on 06/24/2008 12:54:43 PM PDT by rfp1234 (Phodopus campbelli: household ruler since July 2007.)
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To: FARS
"...we have some 40,000 terrorists/suicide bombers in the USA and Canada already and she wants MORE?..."

Insanity ................... FRegards

35 posted on 06/24/2008 1:26:07 PM PDT by gonzo ( What Part Of "Shall Not Be Infringed" does anyone have a problem with? The USSC will soon wonder ..)
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To: PhilDragoo
"...actions of Dr. Rice was the arrangement of her highly-touted Annapolis conference for Jews to use the side door..."

Insanity ........... FRegards

36 posted on 06/24/2008 1:28:06 PM PDT by gonzo ( What Part Of "Shall Not Be Infringed" does anyone have a problem with? The USSC will soon wonder ..)
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To: La Enchiladita

**I had some business in the “Persian Gulf” yesterday, Westwood Blvd.**

LOL, I;ve never heard of that one before, nor the fact they own most of BH. But I have met a lot of prominent Jews who sit on the BH City Council.


37 posted on 06/25/2008 7:55:29 PM PDT by max americana
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