Monday, June 15, 2009

Obama's Silence Says It All

Via Memeorandum

As hundreds of thousands of Iranians take to the streets to protest the sham election of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad the president of the world’s super-power remains silent. It is hard to imagine that Pres. Obama could act in a more shameful way.

Writing at Hot Air, Allahpundit links these pictures, as well as reaction to Obama’s lack of reaction from The Telegraph:

The Obama administration's response to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's fraudulent election victory is cowardly, lily-livered and wrong. The White House's refusal to officially question the result or even condemn the brutal suppression of opposition protestors, is undermining America's standing as a global power, and is little more than a face-saving, cynical exercise in appeasement that will all end in tears.

Gateway Pundit has a detailed report on the protests along with a video and some truly breathtaking pictures of the crowds.

Prof. William A. Jacobson writes:

As hundreds of thousands of Iranians protest fraudulent elections, and demand reform, Obama and his administration have been eerily silent. Even as protesters have sought a sign of support from the United States, the administration creates the appearance of leaving the protesters to the devices of the brutal Iranian regime. While it is a fair point that Obama should not be seen to meddle, a few words of support could make all the world of difference.

As it turns out, everyone has something to except the one person who’s words would be most welcome to the protesters risking their lives on the streets on Iran. Obama’s lack of response implies a lack of commitment to freedom. Repeatedly during the campaign candidate Obama promised to restore the United State’s image in the world. President Obama is tarnishing our image and leading us to disrepute.

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