Monday, December 28, 2009

Pres BO's silence about Iran is shameful!


The people are back in the streets and Pres BO is quiet again.

What a shame!

Iranian leaders are killing their own people and putting down any kind of dissent: Iran Kills 5 Protesters in Fierce Clashes in Tehran, Witnesses Say

And where is Pres BO? He is dead silent again!

Prof. William A. Jacobson is an Associate Clinical Professor of Law, Cornell Law School, in Ithaca, NY.

This is what he posted today: Will Obama Remain Silent About Iran Protests Again?

"During the June 2009 protests that rocked Iran over election fraud, the Obama administration was silent for days, then came out and embraced improved relations with the regime in the hope of improving the chances for a negotiated end to Iran's nuclear weapons program.

The "grand bargain" approach advocated by the foreign policy establishment sought to give the Iranian regime security guarantees and regional hegemony in exchange for Iran giving up its nuclear weapons program.

While the Obama administration was willing to engage in negotiations without precondition, in fact perpetual mullah rule was a precondition.

The negotiations went nowhere.

The Iranians have used the past 6 months to accelerate their nuclear program, stir up trouble in Yemen and Saudi Arabia, make alliances with Hugo Chavez, and continue to arm Hamas and Hezbollah as forward bases in anticipation of a confrontation over the nuclear program.

One again, protests are spreading in Iran, and news is getting out through the blogosphere and internet.

Will Obama break his silence on vacation to take the side of the Iranian people?

If the excuse last time was that we should do nothing to disrupt nuclear negotiations, what is the excuse this time, now that negotiations have failed?"

Looking to the future, i.e. as early as 2010, we will have to deal with Iran's nuclear program one way or another.

I'd love to see a peaceful resolution and internal regime change is our best option.

Support the people of Iran and let's have some kind of regime change.

Otherwise, we may have to send the planes!

Or, go in after Israel sends its planes!

I agree with O’s unwise silence in today's NY Post:

"President Obama was shamefully timid when Iranians first rose up to protest the election results — and got their heads bashed in for it."

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