Wednesday, June 3, 2009

They have a right. We don't have squat.

From the Washington Post:

President Barack Obama reiterated that Iran may have some right to nuclear energy _ provided it takes steps to prove its aspirations are peaceful.


"Without going into specifics, what I do believe is that Iran has legitimate energy concerns, legitimate aspirations. On the other hand, the international community has a very real interest in preventing a nuclear arms race in the region," Obama said.

The comments echo remarks Obama made in Prague last month in which he said his administration would "support Iran's right to peaceful nuclear energy with rigorous inspections" if Iran proves it is no longer a nuclear threat.

From Newsweek:

In a "Meet the Press" appearance in May, he hedged when the subject came up. "I think we do have to look at nuclear, and what we've got to figure out is can we store the material properly? Can we make sure that they're secure? Can we deal with the expense?"

From Wikipedia:

So Iran (population 66,429,284 July 2009 est.), with 95 years petroleum reserve, has "legitimate energy concerns," but the United States (population 307,212,123 July 2009 est.) - you remember, the country that Obama is sworn to serve and protect - with five times the population and less than one-sixth the oil reserves (and a government that won't let us go after that), has nada. Remind me again....whose side is this guy on?

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