WASHINGTON (AFP) — 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."Hello, this is Achmed Shamwow calling about the party. What can I bring? Beer? Dessert? Bullets?"
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.A path which leads right to the buffet table.
"There's no thought to rescinding the invitations to Iranian diplomats," State Department spokesman Ian Kelly told reporters.
"We have made a strategic decision to engage on a number of fronts with Iran," Kelly said. "We tried many years of isolation, and we're pursuing a different path now."
Instead of inviting the Iranian diplomats to our Independence Day festivities maybe we should invite the family of Neda Soltani, the Iranian woman who was shot to death on the streets of Tehran while fighting for her country's freedom. I'm sure they could use a tasty hot dog right about now.
This latest debacle just further proves that with the election of Barack Obama we have put mom in the White House and not dad.
When you're being bullied at school, dad teaches you how to fight. Mom invites the bully to your birthday party and says, "I think you could be friends if you just get to know each other."
Thanks mom. Thanks a whole helluva lot.