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Obama's talk ain't turkey

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Submitted by jennifer solis (United States), Jan 28, 2009 at 00:29

At least Prince Turki talks...well, turkey.

For those who aren't familiar with the term, "talk turkey", here's one explaination ~

(Setting: Plymouth Colony, circa 1625) -

A colonist and a native [American] went hunting, agreeing to share their spoils equally. At the end of the day, the bag was four crows and four turkeys. The colonist tried to partition the spoils by saying "here's a crow for you" to the Indian, then keeping a turkey to himself; giving another crow to the Indian, and so on. At this point the Indian very reasonably protested, saying "you talk all turkey for you. Only talk crow for Indian."

http://www.worldwidewords.org/qa/qa-tal1.htm

Obama did state "clear" conditions that Hamas "must meet" - 1. recognize Israel's right to exist; 2. renounce violence; and 3. abide by past agreements.

HOWEVER -

He goes on to state "just as the terror of rocket fire aimed at innocent Israelis is intolerable, so, too, is a future without hope for the Palestinians"; Palestinians have faced "suffocating poverty for far too long"; as "part of a lasting cease-fire, Gaza's border crossings should be open"; assistance in "short-term humanitarian assistance" and "long-term reconstruction" for the Palestinians, supported by the United States will be "provided to" and "guided by" the Palestinian Authority (which equals bloody HAMAS).

And, I'm sure every cent will go to aleviating poverty and sickness. NOT.

Obama closes by stating "...we must make it clear to all countries in the region that external support for terrorist organizations must stop".

OOOO, I bet they're SCARED.

And closing Guantanamo is not considered external support for terrorist organizations?!!!!!

Eagles and turkeys don't mix - but Obama would would try to convince you otherwise.

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