Obama: Initial Meetings With Hostile Nations Would Start With Lower Level Aides; Bush Admin “Preconditions” Are Exactly What Need to Be Negotiated In These Meetings. Asked whether his idea of meeting with hostile nations consisted of “from the get-go of the President of the United States” or lower level aides, Obama said, “The latter. Understand what the question was. The question was a very specific question. Would you meet without preconditions? Preconditions as it applies to a country like Iran for example was a term of art. Because this administration has been very clear that it will not have direct negotiations with Iran until Iran has meet preconditions that are essentially negotiations with Iran until Iran has met preconditions that are essentially what Iran used and many other observers would view as the subject of the negotiations. For example, their nuclear program. The point is that I would not refuse to meet until they agree to every position that we want. But that doesn’t mean that we would not have preparation, and the preparation would involve starting with low level-lower level diplomatic contacts, having our diplomatic corps work through with Iranian counterparts, an agenda.Was this a transcript of a statement or is it a press release as is stated at the bottom of the paragraph? Either way, the jumble of words makes little sense.
Usually when a person puts forth such a mish-mash of meaningless words, it signifies that he's trying to hide something and I know what Obama is trying to hide. Come closer and I'll tell you.
Let me whisper it in your ear...this is it...
He doesn't know what the flock he's talking about!!!!
Elsewhere on his site remains this.
Diplomacy: Obama is the only major candidate who supports tough, direct presidential diplomacy with Iran without preconditions.So he's going to personally meet with the Iranians both with and without preconditions.
Sleep on that.
(Thanks to LGF)