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Burning Of Obama Pictures In Iran Is Not Creative At All—Time To Talk To Iran

Iranians burn posters of Obama

Some folks in Iran got straight down to business as usual by burning pictures of newly sworn-in President Barack Obama.

Why did they do this? Because they were not creative enough to think of other ways to express dislike for Mr. Obama and American policies. How long are these folks going to go on with the picture burning?  I’m reasonably certain that people across the political spectrum in the United States, and elsewhere in the world, see this behavior and say, “Wwhat else is new?”

I think it shows more effort to make an effigy of an American leader for burning, than simply to burn a picture. We’ve been the Great Satan for 30 years now and this is all they’ve got?

I’m no expert on Iran, but I imagine most folks in Iran want a nice quiet life with no trouble. This is what most people in the world want. We could rustle up a crew here in the United States to do all kinds of crazy things. We’ve got millions of crazy folks here in America. So I’m sure you can find some people in Iran who will burn pictures of Mr. Obama. 

It’s time to talk to Iran—Just as Mr. Obama said during the campaign. And it is time for far greater political freedom in Iran and for a turn away from all this destroy Israel jazz. I wonder how many folks in Iran would really willingly give up a son to fight Israel?  

I have no trouble with the majority of folks in Iran and I’d bet money that most people in Iran have no problem with me either. This endless conflict has an absurd aspect at this point. I hope Mr. Obama makes some effort to reach out to Iran.

Here is some information about Iran from the BBC.

January 22, 2009 - Posted by | Barack Obama | , ,


  1. the message is the leader had changed but the attitude has not. they are sending the same message for 5000 years, we need to prove ourselves to the world that we wont occupy and tourture and ruin and kill children. they need to prove they are civilized and will not take life as well. its a lose lose for us all. the damage was done 2000 years ago and it will never end. I am glad we have obama as president.

    Comment by bill brady | January 22, 2009

  2. Already? That’s stupid. Obama should talk to them so that they can spend their time on productive activities.

    Geeeeezzzz… give the guy a chance, he hasn’t even done anything, yet!

    Comment by Saleema Gul | January 22, 2009

  3. Bill—Yes, both sides have room for improvement.

    Saleema–That’s quite true. They should give him a chance.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | January 23, 2009

  4. people pleaseeeeeee don,t judge iranian volks by every stupid actions happen by iranian government (mollas). We are as good as every other volks (none politics) around the world. If we would accepted mollas in iran we would not be spread all of the world far from our beloved country. stupid actions belong to stupid governments we are in year of 2009 and the only right way to solve problems is discussion. no force or stupid actions is acceptable. Just let us not misjudge eachother because our goverments.

    Comment by MB | January 29, 2009

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