In a new overture to Iran, the Obama administration has authorized U.S. embassies around the world to invite Iranian officials to Independence Day parties they host on or around July 4th.
A State Department cable sent to all U.S. embassies and consulates late last week said that U.S. diplomats could ask their Iranian counterparts to attend the festivities, which generally feature speeches about American values, fireworks, and, of course, hot dogs and hamburgers.
The notice said the posts "may invite representatives from the government of Iran" to the events, a State Department official said Tuesday, quoting from the document. The official spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss an internal communication.
Obama is paying more attention to being friends with Iran and Venezuela than England or Israel. What is wrong with that picture?
Israel is one of our closest allies and Obama wants to invite those who want to kill our friends over for beers and fireworks. Will Mahmoud Ahmadinejad join in the festivities? Will the Iranian leader who calls for the extinction of Israel sit down with the Appeaser-in-Chief for a couple of brewskis and a kosher hot dog?
This could become as big of a disaster as JFK's Vienna Summit meeting with Soviet leader Khrushchev where Kennedy came off looking like a wimp. Now, JFK was able to stand up to Soviet aggression in Berlin and Cuba, but does Obama want to follow in JFK's bad example of meetings with dictators without preconditions? According to what Obama said during the campaign, he just might.