President Barack Obama says he does not want to become a scapegoat for Iran's leadership amid that country's postelection upheaval, but Republicans are nevertheless saying the new president is being too cautious.Obama has missed one opportunity after another to stand on the principles of human rights. While 27-year-old Neda was being gunned down in the street on Saturday by her own government, he went out for ice cream. And on Sunday while Iran's security forces tightened their stranglehold on the country, he went golfing.
"The last thing that I want to do is to have the United States be a foil for those forces inside Iran who would love nothing better than to make this an argument about the United States," Obama said in an interview broadcast Monday on CBS' "The Early Show."
Where's the much-vaunted empathy? Where the hell is the leadership?