Today Michelle (Malkin, not Obama) creates a short list of Barack gaffes that would have completely made fools of other candidates. Here’s one example, click through for more:
Last May, he claimed that tornadoes in Kansas killed a whopping 10,000 people: “In case you missed it, this week, there was a tragedy in Kansas. Ten thousand people died — an entire town destroyed.” The actual death toll: 12.
We also have Amir Taheri asking Mr. Obama about the no preconditions condition to talking with Ahmadinejad. I didn’t realize it, but the UN set those preconditions. Does that change things??
Maybe Obama hasn’t been properly briefed about the “preconditions” he gets so worked up about. He cites Iran’s “nuclear program” as a precondition. Wrong: No one has asked, or could ask, Iran to stop its nuclear program – period. On the contrary, Iran’s participation in in the Non-Proliferation Treaty gives it the right to seek help from other signatories, including the US, to access the latest technology in developing its nuclear industry – for peaceful purposes.
The Security Council isn’t asking the Islamic Republic to do something dishonorable, humiliating or illegal. All it’s asking Ahmadinejad to do is to stop cheating – something the Islamic Republic itself has admitted it has done for 18 years.