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Obama Squeeks Up

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2010/01/04

Iranian crowd control peacefully disperses unruly rioters.

Dean, over at Beers with Demo, had this to say:

Better late than never we suppose but President Obama finally had some strong words of support for the protesters and condemnation for the Iranian regime on Monday while denying the U.S. has had anything to do with the civil unrest currently going on in that country.

He completely blew his opportunity the first time around during the first wave of protests in the wake of the Presidential elections this past June. The administration’s line of thinking was that any words of encouragement to the anti-regime protesters would hamper Obama’s hoped-for sit down with Iran’s President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad regarding Iran’s nuclear program. And just how is that all working out?

I believe Dean is being far too charitable. I remember the old nusery-rhyme-like saying we used in grade school. “Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.” Bring it forward and tie it to the Iranian situation and you have “Trucks designed for ramming may run people down but Obama’s words cannot stop me.”

Remember the “strong words” for North Korea? Remember all these other times Obama used words? All talk and no action.

I would suggest reading the rest of what Dean wrote. It’s a good article.

2 Responses to “Obama Squeeks Up”

  1. The Center Square said

    Talk versus action? I don’t think so. Every aspect of our dealings with Iran is “talk.” Has been for 30 years. What “actions” are even up for consideration? What “action” did any of Obama’s predecessors over the past three decades take?

    IMO, the more valid way to criticize Obama’s stance on Iran is to say that one likes his talk less than one liked his predecessors’ talk. Some political observers prefer confrontational, tough-sounding talk. Some prefer conciliatory talk. But it’s all talk.


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