GOP talking points … in Tehran?


Barack Obama is soft on the Iranians! He’s dangerous because he wants to talk to them without preconditions!

If you think Republicans have put the president-elect’s alleged wishy-washyness behind them now that he’s won … you’re right (with the exception of a few deep southern holdouts).

No, the folks peddling the "Obama is dangerous" talk are … the Iranians! Yes, according to the Washington Post, senior officials in the theocracy are suspicious of Obama because, well, he wants to talk:

"People who put on a mask of friendship, but with the objective of betrayal, and who enter from the angle of negotiations without preconditions, are more dangerous," Hossein Taeb, deputy commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps, said Wednesday, according to the semiofficial Mehr News Agency.

"The power holders in the new American government are trying to regain their lost influence with a tactical change in their foreign diplomacy. They are shifting from a hard conflict to a soft attack," Taeb said.

If only Shiite fundamentalists embraced popular music. "He reached out to touch me and I turned him away" has the makings of country, no?


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