Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Sarkozy: Obama Position on Iran "Utterly Immature"

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This is hearsay but it does seem absolutely plausible that a center-right European politician would find Obama's positions vis-a-vis the Middle east infantile at best:

French President Nicolas Sarkozy is very critical of U.S. presidential candidate Barack Obama's positions on Iran, according to reports that have reached Israel's government.

Sarkozy has made his criticisms only in closed forums in France. But according to a senior Israeli government source, the reports reaching Israel indicate that Sarkozy views the Democratic candidate's stance on Iran as "utterly immature" and comprised of "formulations empty of all content."
Granted, this could be Ha'aretz running an unfounded story because they--as I'm sure most Israeli's--an Obama administration. But it does sound genuine.

It goes without saying that if an ally found him to be "empty of all content" that so will Ahmadinejad, Hamas leadership, Nasrallah and the Pakistani leadership.

We are treading on dangerous ground at this point in our history and it isn't all that encouraging to hear that a valuable friend thinks the front-runner is a joke. I imagine that the inept Gordon Brown of Britain and the even more inept Kevin "I eat my own earwax" Rudd of Australia will find a certain kinship with Obama however.

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