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June 19, 2009

More on Obama's mishandling of Iran's protests: 'Should the world listen to Barack Obama anymore?'

Topics: Iran, Political News and commentaries
In the way of following up on our previous post, there's this from Jennifer Rubin at Commentary:
As Stephen Hayes relates, Mousavi's spokesman has taken a whack at Obama for suggesting there is not much difference between Mousavi and Ahmadinejad and at those like Sen. John Kerry who say this is purely an internal matter for Iran. It is becoming increasingly difficult, if not impossible, to justify the president's passivity as some crafty calibration meant quietly to aid the protesters. There simply isn't any credible excuse for the president's reticence, at least if one thinks that the overthrow of the Iranian regime is a good thing. On that score, Charles Krauthammer takes the president to task for his semi-groveling to the "Supreme Leader" and stubborn neutrality during perhaps the most stunning international development in a decade. And there are multiple reasons to be disgusted with the president's performance during the uprising in Iran. First, Obama is stuck back on day one when election fraud was the issue. Hello! There's a revolution going on now:

Obama totally misses the point. The election allowed the political space and provided the spark for the eruption of anti-regime fervor that has been simmering for years and awaiting its moment. But people arent dying in the street because they want a recount of hanging chads in suburban Isfahan. They want to bring down the tyrannical, misogynist, corrupt theocracy that has imposed itself with the very baton-wielding goons that today attack the demonstrators.
Second, as Mousavi's spokesman stated, Obama has missed (or chosen to ignore) the vast implications of what is occurring:
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Posted by Richard at June 19, 2009 10:01 AM

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