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Not speaking out loud on Iran politics

I'm not much for politics, but this one has me going on a rant.

I do support President Obama for not going on the attack with Iran and their shenanigans. Yes, he is being very cautious with his words, but this is deliberate. This is a country with issues, but this is their struggle, not ours. We are very interested in the outcome, yes. That does not mean we go interfering with their internal affairs.

This talk from the republicans about how they expect President Obama to lash out against Iran just seems typical. I suppose if they were in power they would like to invade Iran? Yeah, that's the way to win over everyone. I can only imagine what Limbaugh is proposing.

If there were anything I would ask President Obama to speak out on is the shutting down of all mobile phone and Internet communications. It's pretty blatant to do that and it's a daily reminder of the grip of the Council of Guardians has over this country. What if you had no Internet or cell phone..., for days, while trying to conduct business on a daily basis?

I do hope things get better over there. The outspoken Republicans just need to shut their holes. This is why they are not in power right now.

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bookish_cub
Jun. 17th, 2009 12:23 pm (UTC)
The Republicans are so predictable. If Obama was speaking out, then they'd be calling him irresponsible and saying that we need to stay out of Iran's affairs.
dan4behr
Jun. 17th, 2009 02:25 pm (UTC)
I agree with you.

And I've been hearing Republican pundits already criticising President Obama for not rushing in and envoking "regime change".

Bush 41 couldn't do much and risk conflagration 20 years ago when the Chinese were crushing the protest in Tiananmen Square. I mean, do these Republican pundits forget their own history?

Or how about when Eisenhower couldn't/wouldn't do much during the '56 Hungarian Revolution? The Soviets put that down, all the President could do was provide words to calm the situation. He couldn't just go in with guns blazing and liberate the Hungarians without igniting a nuclear war then, either.

We can only offer humanitarian assistance. Especially now that Bush 43 has us hopelessly entangled in the Middle East turmoil of his making. We're pretty much stretched too thin to do much of anything - not saying that we should even if we could.

jawnbc
Jun. 17th, 2009 02:32 pm (UTC)
Well, I think there's a huge difference between threatening/rattling cages, and unequivocally stating that to all appearances this was massive voter fraud and the US stands in solidarity with those whose votes were not counted. Ditto the further erosion of free communications.

But then again there's so many problems with the US electoral system, it would probably be a case of pot kettle black.
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