The following is a direct quote from Obama’s webpage:
Diplomacy: Obama is the only major candidate who supports tough, direct presidential diplomacy with Iran without preconditions. Now is the time to pressure Iran directly to change their troubling behavior. Obama would offer the Iranian regime a choice. If Iran abandons its nuclear program and support for terrorism, we will offer incentives like membership in the World Trade Organization, economic investments, and a move toward normal diplomatic relations. If Iran continues its troubling behavior, we will step up our economic pressure and political isolation.
I wonder if that final sentence is anything different than the last 3 administrations have done? I mean, get real, Iran has not changed it’s stance with us, their ‘president’ still ends his speeches with “Death to Isreal/America” (which of course plays well and gets repeated by the idiots that listen to him). Will that be a condition of Obama’s meeting with him? He cannot have the audience (surely pressured to chant like they do) chanting “Death to America” while our president stands there and waves to the crowd. LOL Wouldn’t that be great, Pres Obama goes to visit Iran and is met with thousands chanting “Death to America!”
I feel that Iran will of course continue it’s troublign behavior, despite the Obama camps attempts to paint the country as a not-so-evil-that-Obama-cannot-make-them-behave. This will disturb Israel considerably (since nukes from Iran could reach our ally), and they will be forced to act, regardless of what Obama says. I wonder if we will be able to convince Israel not to attack Iran when it becomes clear they are about to get nukes. They have listened to us in the past, but will it work this time?