Obama 'troubled' by Iran violence
It took him nearly three days to notice - probably because he was too busy telling Government Motors what kind of cars they can build.
But President Barack Obama finally got off the sidelines (or out from underneath the table where he was hiding) and announced to planet earth that The One was "troubled" seeing peaceful protestors gunned down in the streets of Tehran.
Ben Smith of Politico:
The images of massive protests and beaten students in the streets of Tehran, Iran, forced an initially reluctant President Barack Obama to speak out sharply against the crackdown and to raise doubts about the election's outcome.
"I am deeply troubled by the violence that I've been seeing on television," Obama said Monday, more than two days after protests began to break out Saturday in Tehran. "I think that the democratic process, free speech, the ability of people to peacefully dissent - all of those are universal values and need to be respected, and whenever I see violence perpetrated on people who are peacefully dissenting, and whenever the American people see that, I think they are rightfully troubled."
Obama reasserted a promise for "hard-headed diplomacy" with any Iranian regime and stressed that he wasn't trying to dictate Iran's internal politics, but he also expressed sympathy with the supporters of the opposition, describing "a sense on the part of people who were so hopeful and so engaged and so committed to democracy, who now feel betrayed."
"I think it's important that, moving forward, whatever investigations take place are done in a way that is not resulting in bloodshed and is not resulting in people being stifled in expressing their views," he said.
As always, our president uses pretty words to describe his love of democracy. But what's this about "hard headed diplomacy?" Where is it? All we've gotten so far is soft headed appeasement.
And this man is truly in a dream world when he says "whatever investigations take place are done in a way that is not resulting in bloodshed and is not resulting in people being stifled in expressing their view."
The same guys who stole the election are going to be carrying out any "investigations," nitwit! Holy Bejebus, can anyone really think that there is going to be any investigation independent of the regime? Does he think they are going to seat some kind of "Blue Ribbon Commission" to get to the bottom of this?
I haven't called Obama this name yet but it fits; What a moron.
The weak, ineffective, tepid response to the brutal violence in Iran shows that our liberal president hasn't a clue about how to deal with the real thugs of the world. But then, we knew this going in. We wanted a president to speak in soft tones and apply "smart power" to dealing with our adversaries.
They are laughing at America and Obama tonight in the corridors of power in Iran.