Who knows what kind of perverse reasoning or obfuscated moral compass makes anyone reach these depths, but here you have it:
US says hot dog diplomacy still on with Iran.
Yes, the hot dog diplomacy they were talking about before the Iranian government started shooting at and killing demonstrators, tear gassing them, beating them up with clubs and dragging off the hospital emergency rooms. The same Iranian government that killed Neda last Saturday.
Anyway, here’s the article:
The United States said Monday its invitations were still standing for Iranian diplomats to attend July 4 celebrations at US embassies despite the crackdown on opposition supporters.
President Barack Obama’s administration said earlier this month it would invite Iran to US embassy barbecues for the national holiday for the first time since the two nations severed relations following the 1979 Islamic revolution.
“There’s no thought to rescinding the invitations to Iranian diplomats,” State Department spokesman Ian Kelly told reporters.
And the punch line:
The State Department has said that the invitations are largely a symbolic gesture of goodwill
Symbolic? How’s this for SYMBOLIC? Look:
WARNING: Disturbing and graphic video
Now imagine yourself among the courageous people being shot at who faced down the guns in this video,
and tell me how you would welcome the news of the US inviting your oppressors for a “symbolic gesture of goodwil” weenie roast.
As Say Anything put it,
Because nothing invokes the true spirit of the freedom, liberty and independence enshrined in the Declaration of Independence and the founding of America like representatives of a murderous theocracy.
UDPATE Ed, liveblogging today’s press conference:
12:49 – Garrett asks whether Iranian diplomats are still welcome to State Dept 4th of July celebrations. Obama says, “That’s a choice the Iranians have to make.” Weenie diplomacy still on!
Thank you Ed, and welcome, Hot Air readers. Read also on Sarko, the burqa, and Obama’s abandonment of democracy.