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Video: Obama's Special Message to Iran

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realwest3/20/2009 10:29:34 am PDT

Sorry I’m so late to this thread.
I’ve mentioned before out here how I had the distinct privilege of meeting one of the former Iranian hostages (I cannot reveal his name) in a group of six people all of whom he KNEW were friendly to him and would literally have done anything at all to help or protect him.
And yet, throughout the entire meeting - lasting over an hour, his entire body shook like a leaf in a light breeze. Every Single Day one of his captors would come in and put a pistol against the back of his blindfolded head and say “Is today the day?” and pull the trigger on the empty chamber so he just heard the metallic “click”.
I read the transcription above and couldn’t watch the video.
I can’t imagine how badly this fellow - and his surviving fellow hostages - feel this day. I’d guess
“let down” by the President of the United States and indeed their whole country for electing him would be too weak a description by far.
President Obama, you may have won the election, but I know you’re not that former hostage’s President, nor are you mine, in my heart.
And while I know it’s not my place to do so, I offer my heartfelt condolences and sympathies to all of those former hostages and to their families for the actions and words of Barack Hussein Obama this day.