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(The Weekly Standard)   President Obama is arranging a visit to Tehran for next year, and no, he is not scouting retirement locations   (weeklystandard.com) divider line 81
    More: Misc, President Obama, Tehran, Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, retirement  
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2013-12-02 01:28:12 PM  
Dude must've really liked last night's episode of Homeland
 
2013-12-02 01:30:27 PM  
Except he isn't, as the article states.
 
2013-12-02 01:38:35 PM  
And the Weakly Standard continues to maintain it's unbroken streak of being wrong about everything
 
2013-12-02 01:42:51 PM  
We all know he's going back to his hometown of Kenyatown, Kenya so he can build a golf course and play 36 holes a day.
 
2013-12-02 01:51:22 PM  
If true, that would be awesome.  As much as I disliked Reagan's policies, the 1988 Moscow Summit was a great step.  The same with Nixon visiting China.  These were steps that eventually led to reduced tension between nations, and as a result, made the world a better, safer place.  Obama visiting Tehran would have the same effect.

Belligerence towards other nations is not good foreign policy.  Understanding our rivals, even if we don't agree with them, is much more effective.

(Unfortunately, it's probably not true.)
 
2013-12-02 02:09:10 PM  
it's not true, but it should be.
 
2013-12-02 02:20:24 PM  
FTFA: "Al-Jarida has learned from a U.S. diplomat that President Barack Obama is seeking to visit Tehran in the middle of next year," the report reads, based on a translation using Google Translate.

So The Weekly Standard doesn't even have anyone on staff who reads Arabic. Yet they have no problem commenting on it. Great. That's just great. At least they printed the denial.
 
2013-12-02 02:49:25 PM  
If true (which it seems it is not), why the hell would this be a problem? Is engaging foreign nations in a pleasant manner not acceptable strategy?
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-12-02 02:53:34 PM  

Serious Black: If true (which it seems it is not), why the hell would this be a problem? Is engaging foreign nations in a pleasant manner not acceptable strategy?


Negotiation is for wimps.
 
2013-12-02 02:55:11 PM  

Serious Black: If true (which it seems it is not), why the hell would this be a problem? Is engaging foreign nations in a pleasant manner not acceptable strategy?


It would be the 1st time in 35 years a U.S. president visited Iran, and such a visit would be representative of a dramatic thawing in U.S.-Iran relations, going from pretty much none (and alleged cyberwarfare) to just short of normalized in less than a year.

So not so much a problem as a gigantically big deal.
 
2013-12-02 02:57:54 PM  

wxboy: Serious Black: If true (which it seems it is not), why the hell would this be a problem? Is engaging foreign nations in a pleasant manner not acceptable strategy?

It would be the 1st time in 35 years a U.S. president visited Iran, and such a visit would be representative of a dramatic thawing in U.S.-Iran relations, going from pretty much none (and alleged cyberwarfare) to just short of normalized in less than a year.

So not so much a problem as a gigantically big deal.


It's a problem for anyone who benefits from hostilities between the U.S. and Iran.
 
2013-12-02 03:00:59 PM  
only nixon could go to china.
 
2013-12-02 03:02:04 PM  

anfrind: wxboy: Serious Black: If true (which it seems it is not), why the hell would this be a problem? Is engaging foreign nations in a pleasant manner not acceptable strategy?

It would be the 1st time in 35 years a U.S. president visited Iran, and such a visit would be representative of a dramatic thawing in U.S.-Iran relations, going from pretty much none (and alleged cyberwarfare) to just short of normalized in less than a year.

So not so much a problem as a gigantically big deal.

It's a problem for anyone who benefits from hostilities between the U.S. and Iran.


Anti-semite!!!!
 
2013-12-02 03:04:15 PM  
I'm ok with this.
 
2013-12-02 03:04:59 PM  
I love the smell of bullshiat in the morning
 
2013-12-02 03:05:08 PM  
we've had an american president in iran more recently than most folks remember. when ronnie reagan went stealth mode into iran and snatched up the hostages and carried them all back to the u s and a on his back, lighting the way with wooden matches he ignited by rubbing on his solidly square and noble american jaw.
 
2013-12-02 03:06:07 PM  
What kind of a traitor would meet with our enemies. I bet is 0bozo was president during the Cold War, he'd be inviting Gorbachev right to the White House!!
 
2013-12-02 03:06:21 PM  
It is part of the "Apologize to the world tour" I bet.

Stop in Iran and say "Sorry I was a puss and wouldn't give you the least bit of support and/or to officially question the 09 election results or even condemn the brutal suppression of opposition protestors.  My bad, I was and still am in appeasement mode".
I think Egypt comes next and then,...if it's still there, Israel after that.
 
2013-12-02 03:06:31 PM  
It's just a stop over on his hajj to pledge undying loyalty to Allah. DEATH TO AMERICA
 
2013-12-02 03:10:37 PM  
If I were him I'd do it just to see if Limbaugh would actually have a stroke over it.
 
2013-12-02 03:12:11 PM  
Is Michelle going to wear a burka? Or is she not invited to boogie with Khomeini?
 
2013-12-02 03:14:21 PM  
Well, since he IS making the annual hadj to Mecca, Teheran is just a jump to the left.
 
2013-12-02 03:15:32 PM  

Serious Black: If true (which it seems it is not), why the hell would this be a problem? Is engaging foreign nations in a pleasant manner not acceptable strategy?


The article didn't say it was a problem. The headline weakly attempts humor, but doesn't say it's a problem. You're pre-supposing that some utter jerkwad will come along and shiat up the thread with a bunch of crap about an "apology tour" and "appeasement" or some such nonsense.
 
2013-12-02 03:17:48 PM  

TheShavingofOccam123: Teheran is just a jump to the left.


Then a step to the right.
 
2013-12-02 03:18:03 PM  

TheShavingofOccam123: Well, since he IS making the annual hadj to Mecca, Teheran is just a jump to the left.


LET'S DO THE JIHAD AGAIN
 
2013-12-02 03:18:37 PM  
lol seekrit muslin
 
2013-12-02 03:19:07 PM  

thurstonxhowell: Serious Black: If true (which it seems it is not), why the hell would this be a problem? Is engaging foreign nations in a pleasant manner not acceptable strategy?

The article didn't say it was a problem. The headline weakly attempts humor, but doesn't say it's a problem. You're pre-supposing that some utter jerkwad will come along and shiat up the thread with a bunch of crap about an "apology tour" and "appeasement" or some such nonsense.


hee hee hee
 
2013-12-02 03:19:46 PM  

thurstonxhowell: Serious Black: If true (which it seems it is not), why the hell would this be a problem? Is engaging foreign nations in a pleasant manner not acceptable strategy?

The article didn't say it was a problem. The headline weakly attempts humor, but doesn't say it's a problem. You're pre-supposing that some utter jerkwad will come along and shiat up the thread with a bunch of crap about an "apology tour" and "appeasement" or some such nonsense.


Yes, I DNRTFA and blanket assumed it would be a slamming of him for trying to appease our enemies.
 
2013-12-02 03:19:49 PM  
ITT: NSA computer go haywire. "DIRNSA, alien Muslim transvestites are planning to kidnap Obama and him to Tehran!"
 
2013-12-02 03:20:14 PM  
He just wants updated GPS coordinated to upload into Prayer Blanket One, and he figures Iran pretty much has that nailed...
 
2013-12-02 03:20:46 PM  

TheShavingofOccam123: Well, since he IS making the annual hadj to Mecca, Teheran is just a jump to the left.


i105.photobucket.com
 
2013-12-02 03:22:51 PM  

rudemix: we've had an american president in iran more recently than most folks remember. when ronnie reagan went stealth mode into iran and snatched up the hostages and carried them all back to the u s and a on his back, lighting the way with wooden matches he ignited by rubbing on his solidly square and noble american jaw.


Funny, as I recall it, Reagan arranged for the Iranians to hold the hostages until right after the 1980 election.  Then he sold them weapons illegally, and used the proceeds to fund terrorists trying to overthrow a democratically elected government.

Good times.
 
2013-12-02 03:24:26 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: rudemix: we've had an american president in iran more recently than most folks remember. when ronnie reagan went stealth mode into iran and snatched up the hostages and carried them all back to the u s and a on his back, lighting the way with wooden matches he ignited by rubbing on his solidly square and noble american jaw.

Funny, as I recall it, Reagan arranged for the Iranians to hold the hostages until right after the 1980 election.  Then he sold them weapons illegally, and used the proceeds to fund terrorists trying to overthrow a democratically elected government.

Good times.


You forgot the happy ending, where his hatchet man for these illegal actions NOW HAS A F*CKING CABLE NEWS SHOW ON FOX F*CKING NEWS!
 
2013-12-02 03:25:12 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: rudemix: we've had an american president in iran more recently than most folks remember. when ronnie reagan went stealth mode into iran and snatched up the hostages and carried them all back to the u s and a on his back, lighting the way with wooden matches he ignited by rubbing on his solidly square and noble american jaw.

Funny, as I recall it, Reagan arranged for the Iranians to hold the hostages until right after the 1980 election.  Then he sold them weapons illegally, and used the proceeds to fund terrorists trying to overthrow a democratically elected government.

Good times.


You left out the Bible...and the cake....especially the cake...
 
2013-12-02 03:26:37 PM  

Tyee: It is part of the "Apologize to the world tour" I bet.

Stop in Iran and say "Sorry I was a puss and wouldn't give you the least bit of support and/or to officially question the 09 election results or even condemn the brutal suppression of opposition protestors.  My bad, I was and still am in appeasement mode".
I think Egypt comes next and then,...if it's still there, Israel after that.


Don't you ever get tired of people thinking that you're actually that stupid?
 
2013-12-02 03:29:19 PM  

TheShavingofOccam123: You left out the Bible...and the cake....especially the cake...


Who doesn't love cake?
 
2013-12-02 03:29:35 PM  

Agneska: Is Michelle going to wear a burka? Or is she not invited to boogie with Khomeini?


Khomeini died almost 25 years ago.
 
2013-12-02 03:31:17 PM  
What?! He's going to negotiate with religious fundamentalists who cheer and hope for the destruction of American government? I hate this debt ceiling hostage situations!
 
2013-12-02 03:36:49 PM  

zerkalo: I love the smell of bullshiat in the morning


Smells like freedumb.
 
2013-12-02 03:37:52 PM  

Somacandra: So The Weekly Standard doesn't even have anyone on staff who reads Arabic. Yet they have no problem commenting on it.


It is my understanding that ability to read and understand Arabic is a Terrorist trait.  Or at the very least it turns you gay.
 
2013-12-02 03:45:55 PM  

Dansker: Don't you ever get tired

...of standing up for his incompetence?  Are you proud of the way he lacked showing any support for democracy and the people of Iran who fought til death for it?
 
2013-12-02 03:54:10 PM  
Thoses Mid-Eastern folks love it when he bows. So I ma sure that will score us some points in the weakness department.

danmillerinpanama.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-12-02 03:54:11 PM  

Tyee: Dansker: Don't you ever get tired...of standing up for his incompetence?  Are you proud of the way he lacked showing any support for democracy and the people of Iran who fought til death for it?


I'm not American, and you could just have said "no".
 
2013-12-02 03:55:33 PM  
Okay, this thread is already in a handbasket.
 
2013-12-02 03:57:26 PM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: Somacandra: So The Weekly Standard doesn't even have anyone on staff who reads Arabic. Yet they have no problem commenting on it.

It is my understanding that ability to read and understand Arabic is a Terrorist trait.  Or at the very least it turns you gay.


According to Stephen Colbert, "speaking Arabic" is a euphemism for gay sex.
 
2013-12-02 03:59:55 PM  

Dansker: Don't you ever get tired of people thinking that you're actually that stupid?


Dunning-Kruger Effect.
 
2013-12-02 04:01:11 PM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: Somacandra: So The Weekly Standard doesn't even have anyone on staff who reads Arabic. Yet they have no problem commenting on it.

It is my understanding that ability to read and understand Arabic is a Terrorist trait.  Or at the very least it turns you gay.


It makes you a super terrorist.
 
2013-12-02 04:03:26 PM  

Brick-House: Thoses Mid-Eastern folks love it when he bows. So I ma sure that will score us some points in the weakness department.

[danmillerinpanama.files.wordpress.com image 540x360]


Do you ever get tired of sucking the teabagger cock?
 
2013-12-02 04:06:55 PM  

theorellior: Dansker: Don't you ever get tired of people thinking that you're actually that stupid?

Dunning-Kruger Effect.


Yeah, but people must tell him at least a dozen times day. Eventually something has to get through to him.
.
 
2013-12-02 04:07:19 PM  

Dansker: I'm not American, and you could just have said "no".


You could have said no also.  And I don't believe you have to be an American to support Obama and ignore or deflect from his incompetence.
 
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