Saturday, March 21, 2009

Obama launches 'YouTube diplomacy'


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Barry Artiste Op/Ed

You know you have to give the man credit, he certainly speaks off the cuff, and uses the internet at that.  Times are a changing when Americans and Iranians may one day find they are more alike than different when both countries strive to maintain their way of life separate but peaceful in hopes like the US, Iran in the upcoming elections will vote for a more Moderate government instead of a government with a Kill Israel agenda.  Obama may one day Rival Kennedy as one of America's greatest Leaders on the World stage.

WASHINGTON - Ping pong diplomacy helped thaw U.S.-China relations and YouTube diplomacy may do the same for U.S. ties with Iran.

U.S. President Barack Obama, whose use of the Web helped catapult him into the White House, turned to the Internet again to launch the first major diplomatic initiative of his young presidency.

In recording a video message to the Iranian people marking the Iranian New Year, Nowruz, and distributing it online, Obama seized upon one of the Web tools which he used so effectively during his presidential campaign.

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