Sunday, February 01, 2009

Just words

Iran says Obama's offer to talk shows US failure
US President Barack Obama's offer to talk to Iran shows that America's policy of "domination" has failed, the government spokesman said on Saturday.

"This request means Western ideology has become passive, that capitalist thought and the system of domination have failed," Gholam Hossein Elham was quoted as saying by the Mehr news agency.

"Negotiation is secondary, the main issue is that there is no way but for (the United States) to change," he added.
It turns out words spoken during the primaries offering to talk unconditionally with Iran and words spoken apologizing for America in a recent Al-Arabiya interview have consequences. Who knew words were that important? Well, Obama said he did.

Just Words?


And we heard his words reminding us we "can't expect that every other country's gonna say Okeh" to our energy usage, like keeping the thermostat at 72 "all the time."


Well, I should say not! Just the other day Obama was talking about how wimpy people in DC are because the schools closed due to winter weather. He described a "flinty Chicago toughness" as Just The Thing that Was Needed.

However, the Oval Office is either exempt from impressing foreigners with our energy parsimony or Chicago's flinty toughness can only be expected in people not from Hawaii, or both. White House Unbuttons Formal Dress Code

The capital flew into a bit of a tizzy when, on his first full day in the White House, President Obama was photographed in the Oval Office without his suit jacket. There was, however, a logical explanation: Mr. Obama, who hates the cold, had cranked up the thermostat.

“He’s from Hawaii, O.K.?” said Mr. Obama’s senior adviser, David Axelrod, who occupies the small but strategically located office next door to his boss. “He likes it warm. You could grow orchids in there.”
Actions. Words. Whatever. Can somebody please lend this man a moth-eaten cardigan and a helping of crow?

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