Shocker: Obama State Department Refuses To Condemn Iranian Crackdown On Protesters
Nope hope ‘n change for them, I guess.
State Department spokesman Ian Kelly told reporters Monday that the United States is concerned about allegations of ballot fraud.
Kelly described the U.S. government as “deeply troubled” by the events in Iran, which is a stronger expression of concern than over the weekend when Vice President Biden cast doubt on the legitimacy of the election.
When pressed by a reporter, Kelly declined to condemn the Iranian security forces for their crackdown on street protesters. And he said the U.S. knows too little about the conduct of the election to say for sure whether there was fraud.
And according to the New York Times, as Obama is busy pushing through his government-run solution for the health care “crisis” he didn’t even bother to hold a single meeting or conference call about the “situation” in Iran yesterday.
Just to give you an idea of how a real leader is responding to this, German Chancellor Angela Merkel found time in her schedule to condemn the crackdown as “completely unacceptable.”
Just for the record, I’m not asking my President to send in the Marines or anything. But I do expect the leader of the free world to take the lead in condemning acts of thuggery such as those being perpetrated by the theocratic government in Iran on its subjects. Words mean things. The Presidential bully pulpit is a powerful thing.
President Bush, for all his faults, was exactly right when he said that America should support the aspirations of all free people. Bush meant that. Obama can’t even be bothered to utter a few words of condemnation for a government that not only rigged an election, but is suppressing the protest of that election with violence and murder.