Obama’s Dear Mahmoud Letter
Officials from the Obama Administration say that they are working on a letter from Obama to Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, which will reassure the Iranian leader that his regime won’t be toppled.
Diplomats said Obama’s letter would be a symbolic gesture to mark a change in tone from the hostile one adopted by the Bush administration, which portrayed Iran as part of an “axis of evil”.
It would be intended to allay the suspicions of Iran’s leaders and pave the way for Obama to engage them directly, a break with past policy.
State department officials have composed at least three drafts of the letter, which gives assurances that Washington does not want to overthrow the Islamic regime, but merely seeks a change in its behaviour. The letter would be addressed to the Iranian people and sent directly to Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, or released as an open letter.
I don’t know what his Husseinliness is thinking with such a letter. Does he think those monsters running Iran will be softened up by his groveling when they routinely abuse their own citizens?
Also, why Obama would publicize the fact that he has no intentions of attacking Iran, even if it is the truth? My guess is that Obama, as a Muslim wants Iran to know that he won’t try and stand in the way, like big bad George W. Bush.