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alarimer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-16-09 12:00 PM
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31. It has less to do with his religion than his ties to Israel
You can't be any kind of diplomat if it is clear your ties are with the other side.
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  -Dennis Ross to be ousted as Obama's envoy to Iran Scurrilous  Jun-15-09 12:36 AM   #0 
  - Sounds like a good idea.....for now.....  opihimoimoi   Jun-15-09 12:38 AM   #1 
  - I don't at all like that Iran's refusal to accept Ross because he's a Jew was a factor in this  Psephos   Jun-15-09 12:49 AM   #2 
  - Until we get the full story...its hard for me to comment...maybe Ross offended them somehow other  opihimoimoi   Jun-15-09 01:00 AM   #6 
  - Agreed eom  Psephos   Jun-15-09 01:04 AM   #8 
  - Sure, kid. Keep believing that.  aquart   Jun-15-09 01:06 AM   #9 
     - Ross's book, including discussion of military action against Iran, came out Thursday: great timing:  struggle4progress   Jun-15-09 07:12 AM   #19 
  - Sorry, but that's not going to fly here.  The Stranger   Jun-15-09 06:58 PM   #27 
  - I mentioned it as one factor among many, and that remains my position. eom  Psephos   Jun-15-09 08:47 PM   #28 
  - It has less to do with his religion than his ties to Israel  alarimer   Jun-16-09 12:00 PM   #31 
  - I think you're right, my limpet--diplomacy is about opening up communication...  Hekate   Jun-15-09 01:08 AM   #11 
     - le hope that day comes soon....Time for Peace is running out...  opihimoimoi   Jun-15-09 01:13 AM   #12 
  - Can we refuse to accept their envoy because  rpannier   Jun-15-09 12:55 AM   #3 
  - We should demand that Iran appoints a Bahai envoy  IndianaGreen   Jun-15-09 12:57 AM   #5 
  - Agreed  rpannier   Jun-15-09 01:01 AM   #7 
  - The man is a protege of Paul Wolfowitz and a PNACer.  EFerrari   Jun-15-09 01:24 AM   #14 
  - Then No Country Could Have Accepted Dubya's  iamjoy   Jun-15-09 07:03 AM   #15 
  - Understood completely  rpannier   Jun-15-09 06:02 PM   #21 
  - You're right. Bush only pretended to be a fundie.  No Elephants   Jun-16-09 09:20 AM   #29 
  - GWB apoointed their envoy?  Frisbee   Jun-15-09 07:07 AM   #17 
  - Sounds like they didn't like the back-channels going on with Israel's govt  tomm2thumbs   Jun-15-09 12:56 AM   #4 
  - Good. We don't need someone with baggage going into that situation. n/t  EFerrari   Jun-15-09 01:06 AM   #10 
  - The point of an Envoy is to be trusted to some degree by the folks he/she will deal with.  FrenchieCat   Jun-15-09 01:16 AM   #13 
  - How idiotic can we get with having a jewish man  pjt7   Jun-15-09 07:04 AM   #16 
  - it is utter bullshit speculation to suggest that Ross was appointed  cali   Jun-15-09 07:08 AM   #18 
  - Not really. It's his resume. Go look up his wiki entry. n/t  EFerrari   Jun-15-09 06:49 PM   #26 
  - K & R - n/t.  laststeamtrain   Jun-15-09 08:11 AM   #20 
  - He's moving to the NSC to coordinate Persian Gulf affairs  nichomachus   Jun-15-09 06:05 PM   #22 
  - I freakin' LOVE this place!  PassingFair   Jun-15-09 06:13 PM   #23 
  - Most of his career has been spent lobbying for Israel in some way.  EFerrari   Jun-15-09 06:48 PM   #25 
  - K&R  Wednesdays   Jun-15-09 06:29 PM   #24 
  - Have we ever appointed a militant pro-Palestinian Arab-American as envoy to Israel?  No Elephants   Jun-16-09 09:26 AM   #30 
  - Good. Using an Israeli agent to deal with Iran sends the wrong message.  harun   Jun-16-09 01:30 PM   #32 

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