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Obama careful in criticism of Iranian crackdown on protests
Washington Post ^ | Feb 15, 2011 | Scott Wilson and Thomas Erdbrink

Posted on 02/15/2011 6:34:13 PM PST by Innovative

President Obama cautiously criticized the Iranian government Tuesday for carrying out a deadly crackdown on street demonstrations, as hard-line legislators in Tehran called for the execution of several prominent opposition leaders.

Obama's careful formulation - calling on the government to allow protesters to express their grievances but stopping short of calling for a change in leadership - highlighted the sharp differences between the political dynamic that his administration faces in Iran and the one that shaped the recent revolt in Egypt.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: egypt; iran; islam; obama; wot
WHy isn't he calling for the resignation of Ahmadinejad and the Ayatollahs, as he was demanding Mubarak immediate resignation?

Not to mention warning the Iranian gov against violence, as he did the Egyptian gov.

It is pretty clear whose side he is on -- that of the anti-US, radical Islamists -- and this is the President of the US!

1 posted on 02/15/2011 6:34:25 PM PST by Innovative
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To: Innovative

“Cambridge police acted stupidly. Ahmandinejad ... not such a bad guy.”


2 posted on 02/15/2011 6:37:32 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (BO + MB = BOMB -- The One will make sure they get one.)
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To: Innovative

Sometimes, it would be better if he had not said anything.


3 posted on 02/15/2011 6:39:59 PM PST by Morpheus2009 ("God doesn't play dice" - Albert Einstein)
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To: Innovative

4 posted on 02/15/2011 6:40:45 PM PST by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: Innovative

he is careful in his criticisms because he does not wish for them to criticize him when he does the same here.


5 posted on 02/15/2011 6:42:25 PM PST by stefanbatory (Insert witty tagline here)
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To: Innovative

Iran is already under the full control of Islamic fanatics, Egypt is not. This would be my guess as to why Mohamed Obama is keeping his mouth shut.


6 posted on 02/15/2011 6:43:41 PM PST by doc1019
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To: Innovative
“His call for Iran's government to allow peaceful protest echoed the one he made after the opposition Green Movement emerged on Tehran’s streets in June 2009 following a disputed presidential election, a response many conservatives criticized as tepid.”

Because it was tepid! Dah. This guy just doesn't learn.

7 posted on 02/15/2011 6:44:07 PM PST by jpf (http://flood-mybigmouth.blogspot.com/)
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To: Innovative

And some people dare compare the No Talent Pop Star pResident (NTPSP) to Reagan.

Reagan said it, with the “evil empire”, and “tear down this wall”. And it emboldened the refusniks in the Soviet Union. Is the NTPSP doing anything like this?


8 posted on 02/15/2011 6:52:25 PM PST by Fred Hayek (FUBO! I salute you with the soles of my shoes.)
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To: Morpheus2009
Sometimes, it would be better if he had not said anything. -----------------------------------

Not sometimes, every time. He should never be allowed to say anything about anything because he always makes things worse.

His first two years I used to criticize him because it seemed like he was always throwing party or on the golf course or on vacation. Now, I call those the good-ol-days.

9 posted on 02/15/2011 7:19:20 PM PST by 240B (he is doing everything he said he wouldn't and not doing what he said he would)
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To: Innovative
Contrast Obozo’s actions with those of Ronald Reagan in dealing with Iran just prior to and following his election. That, and Reagan's change in the ROE in dealing with Libya. We have either a coward in the WH, or a traitor to the American people (and anyone desiring to be free around the world). I tend to view Obozo from the latter perspective myself.
10 posted on 02/15/2011 8:13:04 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier preparing to deploy to Afghanistan)
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Obama's careful formulation - calling on the government to allow protesters to express their grievances but stopping short of calling for a change in leadership>>>>>>>>>>>>

Translation: Obama did not have his , Code Pink, Bill Ayers,Bernadette Dorn, Soros funded,MSM Propaganda tools, Google staff on leave from Dubai, resource on the groud in Tehran, to organize the infrastructure of the Iranian dissident revolt. Democracy is only applicable to targeted allies. Iran is safe from Obama.The UK and France are not.The prize in Egypt is much more attractive than anything in Iran, the control of the Suez Canal and a vulnerable southern border of Israel,by the Muslim Brotherhood.

11 posted on 02/15/2011 8:15:26 PM PST by Candor7 (Obama . fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: Innovative
Obama's careful formulation - calling on the government to allow protesters to express their grievances but stopping short of calling for a change in leadership>>>>>>>>>>>>

Translation: Obama did not have his , Code Pink, Bill Ayers,Bernadette Dorn, Soros funded,MSM Propaganda tools, Google staff on leave from Dubai, resource on the groud in Tehran, to organize the infrastructure of the Iranian dissident revolt. Democracy is only applicable to targeted allies. Iran is safe from Obama.The UK and France are not.The prize in Egypt is much more attractive than anything in Iran, the control of the Suez Canal and a vulnerable southern border of Israel,by the Muslim Brotherhood.

12 posted on 02/15/2011 8:20:22 PM PST by Candor7 (Obama . fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: Innovative
Obama is an Islamo-Marxist-Gangster. He like Achmedinajad.
13 posted on 02/15/2011 8:32:10 PM PST by Armaggedon
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WHy isn't he calling for the resignation of Ahmadinejad and the Ayatollahs

Why didn't he call for "someone to slit the Iranian tyrants from ear to ear like slaughtered pigs"? (is how I would have put it)

14 posted on 02/15/2011 8:43:58 PM PST by montag813 (http://www.facebook.com/StandWithArizona)
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To: Innovative

Seriously, why not just offer an Iranian $10 million in gold for the death of Ahmadinejad and/or the Mullahs?


15 posted on 02/15/2011 8:45:24 PM PST by montag813 (0 million)
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To: Innovative

“The State Department recently began Farsi and Arabic-language Twitter feeds to better reach those young demonstrators, sending out key statements from the president and administration officials.”

Yeah, I’m really sure the demonstrators care what Obozo says, considering the last time they marched in the streets he bought ice cream and said nothing while students were being mowed down.


16 posted on 02/15/2011 8:53:12 PM PST by Qbert ("I seem to smell the stench of appeasement in the air" - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: stefanbatory

Which Islamic leader do you expect to criticize the killing of Americans?


17 posted on 02/15/2011 10:45:27 PM PST by HushTX (If the best defense is a good offense, it's a good thing I'm really offensive.)
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To: Innovative

>> WHy isn’t he calling for the resignation of Ahmadinejad and ...

For starters, there’s no threat of losing military aid when compared to Egypt. But that shouldn’t inhibit a coherent message concerning human rights, not that coherency was delivered on behalf of the Egyptian mobocracy in action.


18 posted on 02/16/2011 3:09:30 AM PST by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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“WHy isn't he calling for the resignation of Ahmadinejad and the Ayatollahs, as he was demanding Mubarak immediate resignation?”

Because he already has the regime in place that he wants in Iran. One that is ready to destroy Israel.

19 posted on 02/16/2011 3:30:12 AM PST by MagnoliaB
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“Obama’s careful formulation” What a BS piece of opinion writing. How about his not caring a whit about democracy in Iran, period. Ronald Reagan like? Hardly, more like Machiavelli.


20 posted on 02/16/2011 4:53:35 AM PST by Mouton
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To: Innovative

careful of what, that he night offend ahmadinajihad?

Why should he be careful about that?


21 posted on 02/16/2011 7:47:44 AM PST by Cubs Fan (American Constitutional rights ARE NOT subject to muslim approval)
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To: Innovative

Obama is a fraud...PERIOD.

He probably gets campaign donations from the Muslim Brotherhood...


22 posted on 02/16/2011 7:48:45 AM PST by surfer (To err is human, to really foul things up takes a Democrat, don't expect the GOP to have the answer!)
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To: Cubs Fan

Notice that he’ll oppose any ally and side with any enemy.


23 posted on 02/16/2011 7:52:02 AM PST by MrB (Tagline suspended for important announcement on my home page. Click my handle.)
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