Ahmadinejad Proposes Talk With Obama: The bravery of a lion doesn’t protect it from the spear of hunter.

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs, US foreign policy by on August 3, 2010 0 Comments

President Ahmadinejad has offered a one-on-one talk with President Obama in front of the media. The White House has not reacted yet to the offer. 

The US and Iran have been sparring over the nuclear issue and also the human rights abuses in Iran. It is unclear what Ahmadinejad expects from Obama. For sure the Iranian leader’s inflammatory rhetoric toward the US and Israel will not help break the climate of hostility between the Arab world and the US and its allies.

Since the US administrations have been taking the same postures against Iran, President Obama, who ran his campaign for change, should show to the world that he will do something different than his predecessors. He should meet Ahmadinejad.

Yes, some on the extreme right in the US will see it as a sign of weakness, but, if you want peace, you must work for peace. I am skeptical about the outcome of this meeting but I strongly believe in diplomacy. Who could believe that Ronald Reagan would meet Gorbachev? Today, US-Russian relations are at their best.

The West will certainly pound on Iran and its leader despite his “good faith.” We will see. The ball is in Obama’s court. As the Baganda of Uganda say, “The bravery of a lion doesn’t protect it from the spear of hunter.”

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The bravery of a lion doesn’t protect it from the spear of a hunter.

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