Skip to comments.Ryan says under Obama, Middle East looks like '1979 Tehran'
Posted on 09/24/2012 2:50:07 PM PDT by markomalley
Paul Ryan delivered a blistering speech against President Obama on foreign policy Monday, saying because of the president's policies, the Middle East looks like Tehran during the mob protests on the U.S. embassy in 1979.
Ryan, speaking in Lima, Ohio, was referencing Nov. 4, 1979, when Islamic revolutionaries in Iran attacked the U.S. embassy and took more than 50 Americans hostage. Ryan said that Obama has failed to fulfill promises to bring peace to the Middle East.
"I mean, turn on the TV and it reminds you of 1979 Tehran but they're burning our flags in capitals all around the world. They're storming our embassies," Ryan said.
Romney and Ryan have both strongly criticized Obama over foreign policy in the aftermath of attacks at U.S. diplomatic sites in Egypt and Libya that resulted in four U.S. officials dead in Benghazi, Libya. Ryan continued to criticize Obama in comparing the 2012 embassy attacks to the 1979 attack during his speech.
"We've lost four of our diplomats. And what is the signal that our government is sending the rest of the world? We're being equivocal on our values, we're being slow to speak up for individual rights, for human rights, for democracy. We're seeing countries stifle freedom in Iran, in Russia, and all these other areas. And we're saying we're going to gut our military that projects weakness."
In the same speech Ryan also attacked the president for recently saying in an interview with Univision that reform in Washington is difficult. Specifically he said that "the most important lesson I've learned is that you can't change Washington from the inside. You can only change it from the outside."
"Here's the killer, President Obama just the other day said on TV that 'I can't change Washington from the inside,'" Ryan said to boos from the crowd. "Why do we sent presidents to the White House in the first place? Isn't that why we send presidents to Washington? To change Washington?"
Say what you mean, Paul!!!
All right! I believe Obama and the Dems didn’t think that most Americans would care - or even know about - the events of the last couple of weeks. But this has upset people more than they know, and Obama makes it worse every time he opens his stupid mouth.
Go for it and show Obama as what he is: a traitor at worst and inept at best, and uncaring at all times. When the President of the United Stares appears on a morning show and announces himself as “eye candy,” it’s embarrassing; but to do it at a time like this shows exactly how little he cares about this country, which is clearly not his country.
The RR ticket better get down, get mean, and get CONSERVATIVE, else it is 4 more years circling the commode.
They need to bring up the pics of Imadinnerjacket leading the occupation of our embassy in Iran 79. Facial recognition software can nail him to 99.99999% accuracy.
Part of being the veep candidate is being the attack dog. Ryan was a great pick.
Let ‘er loose Paul!
Who Let the Dogs Out! ok..... you get my drift. Bout time. We need MORE of this. Keep hitting them every day. Wait for the right timing. Timing is EVRYthing in politics.
Please volunteer to help get out the vote, folks.
And then along comes Argo!
God bless Paul Ryan and keep him safe.
When does Argo open? Before the elections, I hope.
October 12th, unless they figure out this will hurt The 0ne and pull it.
I’d really like to see “Argo.” Too bad those two Obama buttboys are in it. I served at the U S Embassy in 1975 and have some history there. I guess I could go see it, since those two wankers have already been paid. Or maybe it’ll come out soon on xfinity.
NO sh**! As a college student in the late 70s there were thousands of American educated Iranians constantly protesting outside the student unions against the shaw, just like they did in the ‘Arab Spring’. Then we ran his butt off, must like we did Mubarrak, even though the Shaw Pahlavi was an ally, but we didn’t like how he kept Iran modern, educated, and a jewel of the middle east. then you know what happened! Same thing all over again. One other bad thing, a lot of those Iranian girls they sent over here were hot, too. The men looked like goats, but the Iranian girls were long legged, dark eyed hotties.