This is from a March 21st Aljazeera article:
andReacting positively to the offer, the press adviser to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the Iranian president, urged Obama to back his words with concrete action to repair what he called past mistakes.
The result??"We welcome the wish of the president of the United States to put away past differences," Ali Akbar Javanfekr told the AFP news agency.
"But the way to do that is not by Iran forgetting the previous hostile and aggressive attitude of the United States.
"The American administration has to recognise its past mistakes and repair them as a way to put away the differences."
"Obama speech draws praise in Mideast" (AP headline today)
What "past differences" have we had with Iran? Oh yeah, what about the hostage crises...no that was them not us. That little blip ended with the Algiers Accords that in part prohibits the U.S. from intervening with political or military action in Iranian internal affairs.
Further, Obama has his marching papers now that he must "repair" the past mistakes of previous administrations with Islamist fundamentalists nations. What is Obama proposing?
1) Recognizing Iran as the Islamic Republic of Iran and promoting their "rightful place in the community of nations".
2) Forcing the establishment of a Palestinian state.
The probable result of those two things? Israel being forced to remove the nuclear threat from the new friendly republic of Iran thereby causing the world to react harshly towards Israel (read WAR). We are in for a ride in the near future...