“Here comes Ahmadinejad, Barack. Get out the carrots.”
An Iranian dissident has a pointed question for Barack Obama. From “From Bogota to Tehran” by Banafsheh Zand-Bonazzi in Hudson New York, November 4:
Polls taken inside Iran show that the Iranian people are the most pro-American in the Middle East, after Israel. But instead of connecting with the people of Iran, and supporting their plea for better living conditions and for democracy, Mr. Obama has chosen to deal with their oppressors, giving them a free pass even against the warnings of the European Union, which opposes the “without precondition” part of Obama’s proposal. Does the change in Foreign Policy advocated by Mr. Obama imply using the stick with our friends and the carrot with our enemies?