Confused Obama !!!


by peace45

It struck me as worth noting the progression among three key White House statements:

First, Robert Gibbs on June 13:

Like the rest of the world, we were impressed by the vigorous debate
and enthusiasm that this election generated, particularly among young
Iranians. We continue to monitor the entire situation closely,
including reports of irregularities.

Obama, June 20:

The Iranian government must understand that the world is watching.
We mourn each and every innocent life that is lost. We call on the
Iranian government to stop all violent and unjust actions against its
own people. The universal rights to assembly and free speech must be
respected, and the United States stands with all who seek to exercise
those rights.

As I said in Cairo, suppressing ideas never succeeds in making them go
away. The Iranian people will ultimately judge the actions of their own
government. If the Iranian government seeks the respect of the
international community, it must respect the dignity of its own people
and govern through consent, not coercion.

Martin Luther King once said — "The arc of the moral universe is long,
but it bends toward justice." I believe that. The international
community believes that. And right now, we are bearing witness to the
Iranian peoples’ belief in that truth, and we will continue to bear

Obama, Dec. 27:

We strongly condemn the violent and unjust suppression of civilians
in Iran seeking to exercise their universal rights. Hope and history
are on the side of those who peacefully seek their universal rights,
and so is the United States. Governing through fear and violence is
never just, and as President Obama said in Oslo — it is telling when
governments fear the aspirations of their own people more than the
power of any other nation.


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Banafsheh Zolfaghari

Obama NoBama

by Banafsheh Zolfaghari on

The Iranian people are doing good themselves.  Obama is only after his interest.  Long live Iran. 

Mort Gilani

Confused Peace45?

by Mort Gilani on

Obama has played the game all right.  I will go on to note that we might not have had the green revolution in its current form and shape without Obama's Noruz Message this year.

We need the moral support of American people and American government who are, and will be on the side of Iranian people as our interests in this juncture converge.

Kudos, Mr. President!


How is it confusion?


Even you yourself admit that its a progression. Now if all three statements were made on the same day then that would be confusion.


So, What Do You Want from Obama?

by Charles on

Do you want him to move U.S. tanks to the Iran border, cross it, kill a few thousand Iranian sons and daughters, and then install the next Shah.  I bet that will do a lot of good and really endear the Iranian people to Mr. Obama and the United States.

I think Obama is playing this game just as it should be played.  If the people of Iran want a free Iran, then they are going to have to free it themselves just as we freed ourselves from Great Britain in 1776.  After all, the Iranian people asked for the current style of government with the revolution back in 1979.  If they now "unwant" this style of government, then they alone need to change it.  Otherwise, it will just be chalked up by the Iranian people as more unwanted foreign meddling in Iranian affairs, which would be a big gift to the current regime. 




by IRANdokht on

your point is?