THE NATION CRITICIZED OBAMA FOR BEING TOO TIMID IN HIS CRITICISM OF THE IRANIAN REGIME.
OBAMA WAS NOT REPEAT NOT JUST CRITICIZED BY KRAUTHAMMER AND US IDIOT-NEOCONS; THE NATION (LINK BELOW):
President Obama’s tepid response to the evidence the Iranian election was stolen from the people of that country by current president President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his thuggish allies is disappointing. …OUR TWO HIGHEST RANKING MUSLIM ELECTED OFFICIALS VOTED PRESENT ON IRAN:
GLENN:Plus, House Approves Iran Bill 405-1. “Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) was the only lawmaker opposed to the resolution. Reps. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) and David Loebsack (D-Iowa) voted present.”
Posted at 3:23 pm by Glenn Reynolds
HMMMM.... REP ELLISON (D) - A PUBLIC MUSLIM - VOTED PRESENT... ER UM ... THAT'S JUST LIKE OUR PRESIDENT - A CRYPTO-MUSLIM, OR AT LEAST "A MUSLIM FOR ALL INTENTS AND PURPOSES".
THE BRITS, FRENCH AND THE GERMANS HAVE ALL BEEN MORE FORTHCOMING IN THEIR CRITICISM OF THE IRANIAN REGIME THAN OBAMA.
WHAT A FREAKIN' SHAME.
AT THE TIME THE IRANIANS NEED THE USA THE MOST, WE HAVE A PRESIDENT WHO DITHERS.
Senator John McCain, Obama's Republican rival in last year's US election, described the president's response as "tepid," and blasted him for abandoning the "fundamental principles" of the United States.WSJ:
HOT AIR/THE NATION:
The President yesterday denounced the "extent of the fraud" and the "shocking" and "brutal" response of the Iranian regime to public demonstrations in Tehran these past four days.
"These elections are an atrocity," he said. "If [Mahmoud] Ahmadinejad had made such progress since the last elections, if he won two-thirds of the vote, why such violence?" The statement named the regime as the cause of the outrage in Iran and, without meddling or picking favorites, stood up for Iranian democracy.
The President who spoke those words was France's Nicolas Sarkozy.
The French are hardly known for their idealistic foreign policy and moral fortitude. Then again many global roles are reversing in the era of Obama. The American President didn't have anything to say the first two days after polls closed in Iran on Friday and an improbable landslide victory for Mr. Ahmadinejad sparked the protests. "I have deep concerns about the election," he said yesterday at the White House, when he finally did find his voice. "When I see violence directed at peaceful protestors, when I see peaceful dissent being suppressed, wherever that takes place, it is of concern to me and it's of concern to the American people."Spoken like a good lawyer.
Most of the criticism over Barack Obama’s lack of support for Iranians demanding political freedom and true self-determination has come from conservatives, leading some on the Left to jeer at the Right. That may be changing, though, as Obama continues to cling to the mullahs over the grassroots speaking some Truth to Power. John Nichols at The Nation, hardly a bastion of conservative thought, scolds Obama for his “disappointing” and “tepid” response to the Iranian crisis:President Obama’s tepid response to the evidence the Iranian election was stolen from the people of that country by current president President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his thuggish allies is disappointing. …
EVERYONE AGREES: OBAMA HAS NOT PERFORMED WELL; HE'S BEEN VERY DISAPPOINTING, TO SAY THE LEAST.
******* UPDATE: ACCORDING TO A COMMENTER, ELLISON VOTED YES. THAT WOULD MAKE HIM MORE ASSERTIVE ABOUT DEMOCRACY THAN THE POTUS!
BUT THEN THERE'S THIS BIT OF OBAMAIAN WIMPINESS FROM ELLISON: THE HILL:
“It’s important to not allow the Congress to be used in what is essentially an internal fight in Iran,” said Ellison, one of two Muslim members of Congress.THIS IS THE SAME CRAP WE HAVE HEARD ALL WEEK FROM OBAMA.
I WISH WE HAD A PRESIDENT WHO WAS UNAFRAID OF LEADING THE FIGHT FOR UNIVERSAL HUMAN RIGHTS.