President Obama: Don't Be Afraid to Negotiate
President Obama commits to pursuing real, direct and sustained diplomacy with Iran, without preconditions, on the campaign trail. Many, many times -- so many times you'd think he wouldn't need reminding. Share this video with Twitter Share
During the Presidential campaign, Senator Obama repeatedly quoted President Kennedy: "Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate."
But now the Obama Administration appears to be missing a key opportunity to deescalate conflict with Iran through negotiation. Last May, Iran agreed to send 2,640 pounds of its low-enriched uranium to Turkey within a month as part of a confidence building measure negotiated by Turkey and Brazil. Ivan Oelrich, vice president of the Strategic Security Program at the Federation of American Scientists, said the technical difference between the deal Iran just agreed to and the deal the Obama administration proposed in October 2009 is small and that Iran is offering a key opportunity for engagement.
But, as author Stephen Kinzer noted, the U.S. seems to be "reflexively dismissing" the deal, appearing to be "unreasonable and petulant."
Help us remind President Obama of his campaign pledge to "negotiate with our enemies" by signing our petition below.
|Number||Date||Name||Location||Any additional comments?|
|2507||Tue Dec 25 07:22:19 EST 2012||Faith Guerra||NY||Houses and cars are not cheap and not every person can buy it. But, <a href="http://goodfinance-blog.com/topics/home-loans">home loans</a> are created to aid different people in such kind of More....|
|2506||Fri Jan 13 03:16:31 EST 2012||Carley Broder||NY|
|2505||Fri Jan 06 23:33:29 EST 2012||James Shelton||VA||Iran has not invaded another country for centuries. Lets really look at the evidence for Iran planing to aquire weapons of mass destruction some time in the future as critically as we should have looked More....|
|2504||Mon Dec 19 10:57:14 EST 2011||Anonymous|
|2503||Fri Nov 18 21:14:52 EST 2011||Alvin Willingham||NV:Nevada;||leave Iran alone. Just like Iraq they did nothing to America. Give Palestine there freedom. and stop kissing Zionist asses stop funding going to war criminal Zionist. stop fighting Zionist wars.Stop making More....|
|2502||Thu Oct 20 16:28:11 EDT 2011||Lynne Banta||CA|
|2501||Wed Oct 05 01:20:35 EDT 2011||diane arceneaux||LA|
|2500||Sat Sep 24 13:06:05 EDT 2011||Barry Hart||MA|
|2499||Fri Sep 23 12:14:26 EDT 2011||lester kober||NJ:New Jersey;|
|2498||Wed Sep 14 21:27:20 EDT 2011||Lynne Banta||CA|
|2497||Tue Aug 30 00:53:24 EDT 2011||Anonymous||KS||The pain and suffering you will cause for the planet will be irreversible, please negotiate with Iran instead of starting a war.|
|2496||Sun Aug 07 20:58:00 EDT 2011||Anonymous|
|2495||Fri Jul 29 19:55:05 EDT 2011||Randy Benson||TX|
|2494||Thu Jul 28 01:37:51 EDT 2011||Mark Clark||AL|
|2493||Wed Jul 06 23:52:23 EDT 2011||Philip Bonham||VA|
|2492||Mon Jun 27 20:06:09 EDT 2011||Milton Wolfson||PA|
|2491||Mon Jun 27 20:05:25 EDT 2011||Milton Wolfson||PA|
|2490||Fri Jun 17 03:12:47 EDT 2011||Anonymous||You, who have always claimed that negotiation is the key to resolving differences, negotiate with Iran, please!|
|2489||Sat Jun 11 01:54:44 EDT 2011||Anonymous|
|2488||Wed Jun 08 22:11:17 EDT 2011||Anonymous||IL||President Obama
Please keep your promises to end these wars all over the middle east on behalf of Israel and continue negotitians with Iran or anyone else
over there intrested in peace. End More....
|2487||Mon Jun 06 15:02:19 EDT 2011||Edith Mulhern||PA||Offer an olive branch, apologize for IR655.|
|2486||Tue May 24 07:35:09 EDT 2011||Anonymous||Stay out of Iran! End support for AIPAC.|
|2485||Sat May 21 08:35:26 EDT 2011||Anonymous|
|2484||Tue May 10 00:07:34 EDT 2011||Eddie Floyd II||MI|
|2483||Fri May 06 19:26:33 EDT 2011||Ellen Jamieson||NJ|