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Obama says odds of final Iran
deal not ´more than 50-50´

Fox News, by Staff

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Posted By:mambo 5, 12/8/2013 5:51:34 AM

President Obama said Saturday that he believed that the chances of a final, comprehensive nuclear agreement being struck with Iran are less than 50-50. However, Obama defended the interim deal struck between the U.S., Iran, and five other world powers last month in Geneva, saying that diplomacy had to be tested as a solution to the crisis and was the best way to prevent Tehran from acquiring automatic weapons. "If you ask me what is the likelihood that we´re able to arrive at the end state ... I wouldn´t say that it´s more than 50-50," Obama said. "But we have to try."

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 12/8/2013 6:48:49 AM     (No. 9645010)

I think it´s ok to let Iran have automatic weapons as long it registers them with the BATFE. Good luck finding ammo, though.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: uno_thatguy, 12/8/2013 6:52:07 AM     (No. 9645012)

He´s hedging his bet.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: M2, 12/8/2013 7:03:35 AM     (No. 9645018)

...saying that diplomacy had to be tested as a solution to the crisis and was the best way to prevent Tehran from acquiring automatic weapons.

How has "diplomacy" ever worked with our enemies who have claimed they want us, The Great Satan, wiped off the map?

Diplomacy? That´s Obama´s way of saying, "I screwed up again, Kerry is ineffective, I´m too lazy to actually formulate a plan and too afraid of taking a tough stance."

So Iran will get nukes. Unless Israel, who has promised Iran will not get nukes on their watch, does what our illustrious POTUS won´t do, Iran gets nukes.

As to what is going on behind the scenes we may not know about viz stopping Iran from nuking up, you can be sure Obama´s fingerprints will be nowhere.

Never did the song "Nowhere Man" apply more.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Deedo, 12/8/2013 7:26:10 AM     (No. 9645037)

"less than 50/50"?

Why not say "one in a million" and then, thanks to the miraculous gifts of the Dear Leader, overcame such amazingly long odds and delivered a "deal" with Iran! And it was a million to one against!

The only way this is a deal is if you look at it from the point of the mullahs in Iran. They get paid off, released from sanctions, and permitted to get nuclear weapons in exchange for... what? A talking point for the communist leader.

The mullahs know that communism can never work. They just need to wait them out ("them" being the United States now).

Hooray for the politically ignorant.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: earlybird, 12/8/2013 8:25:19 AM     (No. 9645100)

The original AP report on which this article was based was posted here yesterday. Its headline said "50-50 or worse".

http://lucianne.com/thread/?artnum=763826

This remark was made in a Q&A session before a "pro-Israel audience".

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 12/8/2013 9:25:17 AM     (No. 9645197)

Same old Obie. Always quick to lower the expectation once failure becomes apparent. And Lurch has to (wants to??) go along with it. He´s been getting lots of extra practice lately trying to lower expectations such as with JugEars Care.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Doctor P, 12/8/2013 10:16:53 AM     (No. 9645278)

odds of any "deal" cut by this administration actually helping the situation is MUCH LOWER

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Reply 8 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua, 12/8/2013 11:07:53 AM     (No. 9645349)

If it weakens America, there will be a deal. Hopefully it gets stopped. The track record of the other branches of government makes it unlikely. A war with Iran is actually more likely. Shocking how much this country has turned in 5 years. Elections have consequences.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: nevernaught, 12/8/2013 11:19:22 AM     (No. 9645360)

I think I have this all figured out. Every time he draws one of those lines, it´s just after he´s drawn another line on glass and sniffed it up with a straw.

After that, like Hillary, he has no recall.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Persecutor2, 12/8/2013 12:12:49 PM     (No. 9645428)

Is this biz the same as that "historic" "groundbreaking" foreign policy tour de force all the papers were wildly praising a couple of weeks ago? Personally I wish ex-IDF paratrooper Bibi would take former--and probably current--choomer 0bama into a small room and show him what he really thinks of him.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: strike3, 12/8/2013 12:51:03 PM     (No. 9645474)

Obama´s odds for success at anything have never been close to 50-50. Iran´s leadership is playing barry and kerry for the fools that they are. John Bolton, who knows more about the situation than almost anybody, won´t even call last month´s agreement a nuclear agreement. It was more like a "loosen sanctions" agreement.

Within a few months, the only thing protecting America from a nuclear strike will depend totally upon our submarine detection capabilities. The only 50-50 odds to bet are whether Iran or North Korea attempts it first.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: mc squared, 12/8/2013 2:49:55 PM     (No. 9645584)

Still better odds than Obamacare. Maybe he should sign them up.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: oceanbeach, 12/8/2013 6:00:20 PM     (No. 9645750)

If we don´t know where every single nuclear asset is in Iran, our intelligence people aren´t doing their jobs. We can do a single air raid on every piece at the same time and totally eliminate all their nuclear assets at the same time.

That would handle the situation for quite a few years and would send a very strong message. At the same time we should target Hassan Rouhani and Ali Khamenei. So they know it´s personal and serious.


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