Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama defended his proposal to negotiate with Iran Wednesday and said he would use "big sticks and big carrots" to persuade the country's leaders not to develop nuclear weapons.
"My whole goal in terms of having tough, serious direct diplomacy is not because I'm naive about the nature of any of these regimes. I'm not," Obama said at a press conference. "It is because if we show ourselves willing to talk and to offer carrots and sticks in order to deal with these pressing problems, and if Iran then rejects any overtures of that sort, it puts us in a stronger position to mobilize the international community to ratchet up the pressure on Iran."
Europe has been "talking" to Iran for decades. Sanctions have already been implemented. The international community is already putting pressure on Iran to stop developing nukes. Talks are going on now and have been to get Iran to stop building nuclear facilities hundreds of feet underground to prevent anyone from bombing them...
BUT...THANK GOD WE HAVE STUTTERING BARRY
he is going to say something so profound that Iran will just change its mind. once they are in Obamas presence they will love the guy and stop threatening to "wipe Israel off the map" ....his sticks and carrots will be a offer iran just cant refuse.
his book should have been called... the audacity of ego