59% of US Voters Disagree With Obama On Iran
** Americans want preconditions to be met before meeting with Iran.
Diplomacy: Obama is the only major candidate who supports tough, direct presidential diplomacy with Iran without preconditions.
59% of voters disagree with Obama.
They want Iran to give up their nuke program first.
Condoleezza Rice told AIPAC yesterday that there was no point in engaging Iran until it changed its behavior.
She drew repeated applause for tough language on Iran, the rising Mideast power that Israeli leaders consider their greatest enemy. Iran’s hardline president regularly says Israel must be wiped off the map. On Tuesday he told a European audience that Israel is “doomed to go.”
Rice scoffed at Iran’s claim that its nuclear program is intended only to produce electricity. Why then would Iran keep inspectors away from some sites, reject a generous offer of civilian nuclear help from Russia or maintain part of its program under military control, Rice asked.
“Well, ladies and gentlemen, it’s just hard to imagine that there are innocent answers to these questions.”
Later, she directly accused Iran of pursuing weapons on the sly. She said there is no point in engaging the regime until it changes its behavior.