A 23-year military intelligence veteran is casting strong
suspicion on weekend statements from Barack Obama's re-election
campaign that talks with Iran are imminent.
In advance of Monday evening's final presidential debate,
President Obama's senior campaign adviser David Axelrod made the
rounds of the Sunday morning news programs. Axelrod back-tracked on
statements he made earlier in the week that talks with Iran were
"The president has traveled the world forming a coalition that
has permitted us to escalate sanctions on Iran. When he came into
office, the U.S. was isolated on this issue, and now the world is
with us," Axelrod responded on Meet the Press when asked
about Iran's nuclear ambitions. "We've brought Iran's economy to
its knees. The sanctions are working."
Some commentators contend that Axelrod's earlier statements
concerning possible dealings between the White House and Iran are
nothing more than "political theater." With the third debate
between Obama and Governor Mitt Romney slated to focus on foreign
policy, Frank Wuco -- retired naval intelligence officer and host
of the Frank
Wuco Show -- says Iranian officials have denied such a
"I think it's garbage," Wuco tells OneNewsNow. "I think it's
Axelrod contriving a foreign policy event that doesn't exist."
The most recent Gallup daily tracking poll of likely voters has
Romney leading Obama by seven points - 52 percent to 45 percent.
Wuco said those numbers undoubtedly have Obama's campaign
scrambling to reverse the trend -- even to concocting the notion of
negotiations with Iran about its nuclear program.
"If those [poll] numbers are correct, there is no way that Obama
can re-trend ... so that Romney goes below 50 [or] 51 percent and
Obama goes above it," he offers. "It would take something that
probably isn't going to happen."
On the Sunday television news shows, Romney's surrogates
rejected the new reports on Iran's willingness to talk.