Monday, June 22, 2009

Dude's not paying attention

Barack Obama's desire to not be used by Iran's regime as a "foil" against dissidents was somewhat understandable at first, but now that they've already done just that, what's the point in continued indifference? Is he not paying attention?
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.

"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."
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.

Where's the much-vaunted empathy? Where the hell is the leadership?


Dave C said...

Leadership is on break..

It went out to get ice cream.. then a round of golf or two..

You can still find Leadership in some states. Alaska, Texas and South Carolina to name a few..

Eric said...

Actually Dave, the leadership in SC seems to have gone missing.

Dave C said...

hey.. it was accurate when I said it this morning.. at least to my knowledge.