Barack Obama appears to pull US back from using threats of war with Iran

islam peace“I have Muslim members of my family.
I have lived in Muslim countries… the largest one, Indonesia. And so what I want to communicate is the fact that, in all my travels throughout the Muslim world, what I’ve come to understand is that regardless of your faith – and America is a country of Muslims, Jews, Christians, non-believers – regardless of your faith, people all have certain common hopes and common dreams.”
Obama reaches out to Iran with message to Muslims

With these words, Barack Obama appeared to be pulling the US government back away from the Bush policy of actively seeking direct confrontation (war) with Iran. This certainly is a good development though, as the Iranian government says, it is too soon to say whether this is just rhetoric or real change on the part of the new leaders in charge of the US government? Unfortunately, the dangers of further war will increase if the US government continues to bomb Pakistan and Afghanistan and to increase yet more the number of US troops occupying Afghanistan.

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