US President Obama is hoping that the Iranian government is in a Christmas mood because he has asked Tehran to send him his Christmas present back.I hope that demonstrates her gift for understatement, but I don't hope for much from this administration.
We are still wondering how he shamelessly asked Tehran to give the US back the stealth drone which had violated the Iranian airspace for espionage.
"We have asked for it back. We'll see how the Iranians respond," Obama said following a meeting at the White House with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.
Obama's comments were the first official confirmation that the United States had asked for the return of the RQ-70 drone that was downed by Iran over a week ago.
During the last ten days, Pentagon and State Department officials have repeatedly said they were unaware of any efforts by the American government to contact Iran to have the drone returned to the US.
Speaking later in the afternoon US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said she was doubtful the US would get its "equipment" back.
"Given Iran's behavior to date, we do not expect them to comply," she said during a press conference with her British counterpart. [...]
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Actual Fars News headline: "Obama Begs Iran to Give Him Back His Toy Plane"
This was completely predictable: