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EXCLUSIVE: U.S. contacted Iran's ayatollah before election
Washington Times ^ | 6/24/09 | Barbara Salvin

Posted on 06/23/2009 7:30:46 PM PDT by Typical_Whitey

Prior to this month's disputed presidential election in Iran, the Obama administration sent a letter to the country's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, calling for an improvement in relations, according to interviews and the leader himself.

Ayatollah Khamenei confirmed the letter toward the end of a lengthy sermon last week, in which he accused the United States of fomenting protests in his country in the aftermath of the disputed June 12 presidential election.

U.S. officials declined to discuss the letter on Tuesday, a day in which President Obama gave his strongest condemnation yet of the Iranian crackdown against protesters.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bho44; bhoiran; iran; islam; khamenei; obama; prequel; tm
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To: Jeff Head

Today’s youtube submissions,

http://www.youtube.com/results?uploaded=d&search_query=iran&search_type=videos

and a thank you for your dedication, may the 4th of July bring another celebration of freedom for the world to witness;


21 posted on 06/23/2009 8:02:13 PM PDT by Son House (President Ă˜bama Turns His Back On The Oppressed During Their Darkest Hours)
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To: Typical_Whitey

Thanks.

I wonder how many other pre-election deals 0 made ... and how he benefited personally.


22 posted on 06/23/2009 8:03:55 PM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief
He mentioned that Obama used the terms "appalled" and "outraged" in the Press conference and then asked him, "Why so late?"

It made him mad taht someone would ask such a question...but the question was spot on.

23 posted on 06/23/2009 8:04:16 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Jeff Head

Jeff~
Next to Neda’s video this is the worst I have seen.

Two men shot GRAPHIC
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npdISZUtdmU

Thank you for your good works.


24 posted on 06/23/2009 8:05:00 PM PDT by califamily4W (Freedom!)
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To: Typical_Whitey
Imho, Obama has shown himself to live up to the worst stereotype of a politician - one without personal moral conviction who sees how the wind blows, then acts accordingly.
25 posted on 06/23/2009 8:05:35 PM PDT by khnyny ("The demagogue is one who preaches doctrines he knows to be untrue to men he knows to be idiots.")
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To: khnyny

Says it all, IMO.

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CHICAGO A NEWCOMER TO THE BUSINESS OF POLITICS HAS SEEN ENOUGH TO REACH SOMECONCLUSIONS ABOUT RESTORING VOTERS’ TRUST.
Plain Dealer, The (Cleveland, OH) - Saturday, August 3, 1996
Author: JOE FROLIK NATIONAL CORRESPONDENT

EXCERPT

Before entering the race, Obama said, he spoke to about 30 elected officials in the district, which includes the integrated, middle class neighborhood around the University of Chicago as well as some of the city’s poorest precincts.

“Not one asked me where I stood on an issue,” he says, smiling.

“What they cared about was, `Who sent you? How much money you got?’


26 posted on 06/23/2009 8:08:00 PM PDT by maggief
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To: Typical_Whitey
'ol bambi sure found himself on the wrong side of this one.

This won't play well in Peoria...cutting a deal with Theocratic despots...inviting them over for hot dogs on the 4th...while they're shooting innocents on the streets.

27 posted on 06/23/2009 8:08:58 PM PDT by Mariner
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To: Shermy
Maybe it's just me, but the similarities between their election, the voter fraud, (even though we had no rioting in the streets, we had threats of such if zero was not elected) and neither country will ever know the truth about those “elected”. Also, similar activities in Kenya because of a cousin he coached about how to get elected and even campaigned for. The man is not to be trusted, and there has got to be ways to uncover that.
28 posted on 06/23/2009 8:10:05 PM PDT by gidget7 (Duncan Hunter-Valley Forge Republican!)
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To: Jeff Head

There’s hope that not all WH reporters are potted plants and 0’s honeymoon may soon be over.


29 posted on 06/23/2009 8:10:46 PM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

Garrett’s question-If you were so outraged, what took you so long to speak out -really rocked Barry.
Garrett then set off the Weinergate kafuffle by asking Obama if he was still inviting Iranian representatives to Fourth of July parties
for hot dogs and fireworks.
Barry refused to answer him and went off on a tangent about Iran that had nothing to do with the question.


30 posted on 06/23/2009 8:11:32 PM PDT by Wild Irish Rogue
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To: Typical_Whitey

I saw the clip afterward on the news. Wonder how long Major Garrett will be allowed in the press room.


31 posted on 06/23/2009 8:13:43 PM PDT by gidget7 (Duncan Hunter-Valley Forge Republican!)
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To: gidget7

bttt


32 posted on 06/23/2009 8:18:00 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: Thud

Color me unsurprised.


33 posted on 06/23/2009 8:18:09 PM PDT by Dark Wing
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To: Typical_Whitey
Prior to this month's disputed presidential election in Iran, the Obama administration sent a letter to the country's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, calling for an improvement in relations, according to interviews and the leader himself.

If Obama truly didn't want to meddle in the politics of Iran, he would have waited until after the election.

34 posted on 06/23/2009 8:21:09 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: Typical_Whitey

Ah yes, this is the typcial MEDDLING OF A MARXIST POS WHO CODDLES ISLAMISTS AND COMMUNISTS


35 posted on 06/23/2009 8:24:41 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Shermy
i>They took “respect for the Islamic Republic” to mean respect for the government, different than past presidents who used only “Iran.” They cannot understand Obama. But who really does?

"Understanding" Obama is really quite simple. First ask, "what is best for Obama?"

Six months into the Clinton administration, I was embarrassed for my country.

Five months into the Obama administration, I am ashamed for my country.

36 posted on 06/23/2009 8:31:22 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: Wild Irish Rogue

Anybody have a video clip of that exchange? I’ve been in a hole all day long and haven’t seen any news.


37 posted on 06/23/2009 8:36:39 PM PDT by manapua
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To: maggief

Bumping you, maggie. Thanks. Chilling.


39 posted on 06/23/2009 8:40:32 PM PDT by Miss Behave ("WE WANT FREEDOM!")
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To: gidget7

It’s not just you.


40 posted on 06/23/2009 8:46:15 PM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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