Obama and FDR

"...to remain silent and indifferent is the greatest sin of all..."
   —Elie Wiesel

The fascists in Tehran are rounding up people in hospitals, in their homes, at work.

When I ask supporters of Obama's policy of tepid declarations if they don't think that our President shouldn't remain silent, shouldn't evade the truth, shouldn't twist himself in knots to avoid criticizing the tyrants in Iran, I get a rhetorical question in return: What do you want Obama to do?

My answer is fairly simple:  Denounce those doing the rounding up. Denounce those who authorize the killings. Tell the world about the killings. Don't close his eyes. I want President Obama to say what we wish President Roosevelt had said at the time Jews were being rounded up.

If you support Obama's silence now, then you must face the fact that you would have supported FDR's silence then.

If you can do that and look yourself in the mirror, then fine.
"...to remain silent and indifferent is the greatest sin of all..."
   —Elie Wiesel

The fascists in Tehran are rounding up people in hospitals, in their homes, at work.

When I ask supporters of Obama's policy of tepid declarations if they don't think that our President shouldn't remain silent, shouldn't evade the truth, shouldn't twist himself in knots to avoid criticizing the tyrants in Iran, I get a rhetorical question in return: What do you want Obama to do?

My answer is fairly simple:  Denounce those doing the rounding up. Denounce those who authorize the killings. Tell the world about the killings. Don't close his eyes. I want President Obama to say what we wish President Roosevelt had said at the time Jews were being rounded up.

If you support Obama's silence now, then you must face the fact that you would have supported FDR's silence then.

If you can do that and look yourself in the mirror, then fine.