Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Give Leadership A Try

Via Gateway Pundit:

"What's happened in Iran is profound and we're still waiting to see how it plays itself out," Obama said. "It's not too late for the Iranian government to recognize that there is a peaceful path that will lead to stability and legitimacy and prosperity for the Iranian people. We hope they take it." He said there is a path for the country to engage with the global community.

While President Obama is “waiting to see how it plays itself out” people are being beaten in the streets and then arrested when they go to the hospital seeking medical treatment. Certainly, Obama used stronger language today in condemning the violence in Iran but today is day eleven. It shouldn’t take the leader of the free world eleven days to forcefully speak out on favor of freedom.

Obama, who seems to care so much about world opinion, is failing miserably as the face and voice of America. Right now we appear weak and disengaged. Whether Obama likes it or not, basking in the glow of his presidency isn’t an option. It is past time to give leadership a try.

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