President Barack Obama's contradictions, idiocies, and blatant deceptions may have reached rock bottom today. He told the BBC that Iran has the right to nuclear power as long as it uses it peacefully.
Obama says Iran's energy concerns legitimate
By NANCY ZUCKERBROD
The Associated Press
Tuesday, June 2, 2009 9:24 AM
LONDON -- President Barack Obama suggested that Iran may have some right to nuclear energy _ provided it proves by the end of the year that its aspirations are peaceful.
In a BBC interview broadcast Tuesday, he also restated plans to pursue direct diplomacy with Tehran to encourage it set aside any ambitions for nuclear weapons it might harbor.
Iran has insisted its nuclear program is aimed at generating electricity. But the U.S. and other Western governments accuse Tehran of seeking atomic weapons.
Now I have a quick question for the president. Does the United States have the right to nuclear power? You tend to think not and have been all over the board on the subject. Is the United States less deserving than Iran? Less reliable? Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander has suggested we build 20 nuclear plants in the near term. Are you on board with the senator?
I think the answer is "no." And since you want Iran to have nuclear power, and your socialist idol France has power, if you don't want the United States to have it the reason is obvious. You want to further harm the United States economy to level the playing field for other nations. You are not concerned about health and safety issues. You are concerned about other nations being economically equal to the United States. And those nations apparently include Iran.
In other news, the president told the BBC he wouldn't push human rights issues in Iran.
Asked what he would say during his visit about human rights abuses, including the detention of political prisoners in Egypt, Obama indicated no stern lecture would be forthcoming.
He said he hoped to deliver the message that democratic values are principles that "they can embrace and affirm."
Words escape me.