Thursday, December 6, 2012

Mr. President, Tear Down This Wall

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Mr. President, Tear Down This Wall
"This piece originally appeared at TomDispatch. Read Nick Turse’s introduction here.
Let’s start with the obvious but important: on entering the Oval Office in January 2009, President Obama inherited a seemingly impregnable three-decade-long “Wall of Mistrust” in Iran-U.S. relations. To his credit, that March he directly addressed all Iranians in a message for Nowruz, the Iranian New Year, calling for an “engagement that is honed and grounded in mutual respect.” He even quoted the thirteenth century Persian poet Sa’adi: “The children of Adam are limbs of one body, which God created from one essence.”
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