Bummer… Obama Advisors Bailing On His Open Invite To Ahmadinejad

Bummer– Today, Obama’s foreign policy expert admitted-
“You Don’t Talk With Ahmadinejad”

Governor Bill Richardson echoed the Bush Administration and Senator John McCain today in confessing that talking with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad would be a horrible idea.
Barack Obama says he would meet with any vicious, anti-American regime leader during his first year in office including Iranian President Ahmadinejad without preconditions.

HotAir posted the video:

Governor Richardson then explains that you would talk with some other “moderate” Jew-hating regime official to hold talks with…
Like maybe Ayatollah Khamenei?
Some liberals believe he’s not so bad and even that he’s not a flagrant anti-Semite.
These people are dangerous.

** Related… Joe Klein at TIME Magazine still has not corrected his post where he claims that Obama never said he would negotiate–specifically, by name–with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
He did.
Here’s the video.

Someone ought to tell Klein to correct his inaccurate post.

More… The statement by Richardson today follows the confession yesterday by Obama supporter Tom Daschle who said that the meetings would not be unconditional:

Asked about Obama’s original statement Tuesday morning on CNN, former Sen. Tom Daschle, D-S.D., a top Obama adviser and supporter, said top-level meetings would not be immediate — and would not happen without preliminary extensive diplomatic work.

“I would not say that we would meet unconditionally,” said Daschle. “Of course, there are conditions that we [would] involve in preparation in getting ready for the diplomacy. … ‘Without precondition’ simply means we wouldn’t put obstacles in the way of discussing the differences between us. That’s really what they’re saying, what Barack is saying.”

And, then there is this stumble-mumble by Obama advisor Susan Rice:

Susan Rice, a top Obama foreign policy adviser, said Monday that Obama’s meetings with Iranian leaders might not include Ahmadinejad.

“He said he’d meet with the appropriate Iranian leaders. He hasn’t named who that leader will be,” Rice said on CNN. “It would be the appropriate Iranian leadership at the appropriate time — not necessarily Ahmadinejad.”

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