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Iran’s supreme leader dismisses Obama overtures

March 21, 2009

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei dismissed overtures from President Barak Obama on Saturday, saying Tehran does not see any change in U.S. policy under its new administration.

Khamenei’s comments were the first top level reaction to a video message Obama released Friday in which he reached out to Iran on the occasion of Nowruz, the Persian new year.

By ALI AKBAR DAREINI, Associated Press Writer

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is shown in Tehran, ... 
Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is shown in Tehran, Iran, in this Friday March 14, 2008 file photo. Khamenei has dismissed overtures from U.S. President Barak Obama Saturday March 21, 2009, saying Tehran doesn’t see any change in American policy toward its government.(AP photo/Hasan Sarbakhshian, File)

Khamenei holds the last word on major policy decisions, and how Iran ultimately responds to any concrete U.S. effort to engage the country will depend largely on his say.

In his most direct assessment of Obama and prospects for improved ties, Khamenei said there will be no change between the two countries unless the American president puts an end to U.S. hostility toward Iran and brings “real changes” in foreign policy.

“They chant the slogan of change but no change is seen in practice. We haven’t seen any change,” Khamenei said in his speech, which was broadcast live on state television.

In his video message, Obama said the United States wants to engage Iran and improve decades of strained relations, but he also warned that a right place for Iran in the international community “cannot be reached through terror or arms, but rather through peaceful actions that demonstrate the true greatness of the Iranian people and civilization.”

Speaking to tens of thousands of people in the northeastern holy city of Mashhad, Khamenei asked how Obama could congratulate Iranians on the new year and accuse the country of supporting terrorism and seeking nuclear weapons in the same message.

Read the rest:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090
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Obama Fails During Tone-Deaf, Humorless Week: No Progress on Economy, Russia, Iran

March 20, 2009

The way things are going for Barack Obama we don’t see him again on “Jay Leno” in this lifetime.

In fact, we don’t expedt Obama to laugh much in the near term….

The Congressional Budget Office panned his budget predictions today, saying Obama’s budget would generate deficits averaging almost $1 trillion a year over the next decade, according to the latest congressional estimates, significantly worse than predicted by the White House just last month.

Obama Spending, Tax Plans Likely Out The Window As CBO Predicts Much More Debt

Less than one month ago, while President Barack Obama was still making his own budget with his own numbers (and everything was rosy) he assured reporters that he likes being president.

“And it turns out I’m very good at it,” he said.

One month later, nobody can be sure that the president is good at anything.

He can’t tell a joke and can’t use a telepromter.

He ever hurt a lot of good people with a nasty, ugly remark he threw off as an “off hand comment.”  That was on a nationally televised enetertainment show no other sitting president has seen fit to go on…

Obama said to me, “I bowl like a retard”

He apparently can’t manage congress, which included a green light for the bonuses AIG paid when they wrote the stimulus bill.  This caused the president “outrage.”  So the congress offered to tax AIG bonus recipients 90% — perhaps another outrage that may actually be unconstitutional.

Related:
The End of America As We Knew It?

Duke’s basketball coach told the president to forget about bracket picks and get to work on the economy.
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Besides his basketball picks, don’t forget Obama picked Geithner, Richardson, Biden, Daschle and a host of other failures for his team mates in his administration.

US President Barack Obama, seen here on January 29, 2009, sits ... 
US President Barack Obama, seen here on January 29, 2009, sits alongside Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner

Iran has blown off all of Obama’s overtures but Russia has agreed with Obama to press the “reset” button.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov with a red button marked "reset" in English and "overload" in Russian.
Coffrini/Getty

Russia announced a militay re-arming project.

Turns out, besides campaigning, we don’t know what President Obama is good at.

“I’m good at it”
http://www.weeklystandard.com/Con
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Iran Blows Off Obama “Outreach Video” in White House Video Hell Week

President’s Economic Team in Trouble: Especially Geithner

Aides Attempt to Cover for Obama; White House Not Worthy of Special Olympics

Obama and Leno Discuss Congress, AIG: “It Kind of Scared Me” 

Obama On Geithner Sounds Like “Brownie, you’re doing a heck of a job”

 Duke Coach Slam Dunks Obama: Go Fix the Economy

Gates readies big cuts in weapons

Russia Pressing “Reset,” Medvedev Orders Military To Re-Arm

See Michelle Malkin:
http://michellemalkin.com/2009/
03/20/why-cant-obama-tell-a
-good-joke/

Obama’s Toughest Week From Fox:
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/first10
0days/2009/03/19/obama-does-tonig
ht-strike-right-tone/