Skip to comments.Obama AWOL on Iran
Posted on 06/15/2009 6:33:27 AM PDT by Starman417
Where is the President?
A rare moment of opportunity for Iran to rejoin the family of nations is at hand. With millions of Iranians in cities and towns across the country protesting what is clearly a stolen election, the time is ripe for all those who support freedom and the peace that comes with it to stand with the demonstrators.
Curt has a full report here. Among many dramatic scenes, the video below stood out:
[video at site]
Iranians stood in their windows and on their rooftops chanting "God is Great" and "Death to the Dictator." It reminds me of that moment in the film "Network" when citizens run to their windows and shout "I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore." In the next few days demonstrations in Iran may grow, or they may fizzle. A moment is at hand that could bring new freedom to Iran and new hopes for peace to the region and the world. So, I must ask the question: Where is the President of the United States?
For years, the United States government, under both political parties, has long sought a positive change in government in Iran that would make it possible to move beyond the Mad Mullahs obsession with terrorism and death. Solving the problem of Iran is a keystone to change throughout the region. Now is the most opportune moment to push forward with welcome statements of support for positive change in Iran.
Thus far, the only official statement from the White House is this:
(Excerpt) Read more at floppingaces.net ...
Voting “Present” again.
I expect a “we are monitoring the situation closely” type of answer.
The mullahs actions have put Obama in a box. Free and fair elections are the bedrock of democracy and the essence of robust debate. Will he come out and address the significant issues with the election thereby alienating Ahmadinejad? Will he legitimize Ahmadinejad thereby alienating all democracies and showing his discussion of democracy in Cairo to be worthless?
This could be fun to watch.
0bama should be demanding to meet unconditionally with the legitimate leader of Iran — Mousavi.
So much for HOPE and CHANGE.
0bama looks like just another timid status quo politician.
What do you expect from an empty suit?
The Appeaser-in-Chief is just waiting for all those protesters to be silenced so he can congratulate the winner and set up a meeting with the elected leader.
I don’t know why Hunter S. Thompson comes to mind...”When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.”
Basketball game? Paris? Golfing? Chicago for Pizza? Seems to have kept a low profile this weekend.
Maybe he doesn't want to give anybody over here similar ideas.
B. Hussein, won’t say a thing, his guy ( Achmadinjhad ) won.
As one mudslime president / dictator to another, Zero is OK with akmaninutjob.
Now, now....it was because of Obama’s speech that the Iranian people got to have this wonderful election in the first place. Because of his speech everything was fair and above board, and these protesters are merely “purveyors of hate and terroristic activity.” Obama has done all that he can and the only reason it is out of control for the Iranian gov’t is simply a problem that started with the administration before him.
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Obamah will call upon Jimma Carter to validate the Iranian election and ask that we move on and respect the majority of Iran voters election mandate.
Do you suppose it will *ever* dawn on The One that his way of governing this country and his style of leadership are quite simply wrong?
Obama has failed. His only usefulness now is to his Marxist friends.
This is all above his pay grade. Besides, Pizza Night is just around the corner!!!
“What do you expect from an empty suit?”
Thus, the sudden rush on health care legislation. Gotta re-direct the headlines onto friendlier turf for zer0.