Monday, February 14, 2011

Democracy Protests In Iran..And Again, Obama Is Silent

I admit, there's something about President Obama I don't understand here.

When it comes to protests labeled pro-democracy in Egypt, President Obama had no problem supporting them, cutting the legs out from under a leader who was a long time US ally and calling publicly for the Egyptian regime to step down.

Today, the pro-democracy protests hit Iran and the Khamenei regime responded with tear gas, brutal repression and live ammunition...and just like in 2009, there's not a peep out of the president. Just a few pro-forma remarks out of Secretary of State Clinton, whom nobody takes seriously anyway.

If you recall, the same thing's true in Latin America. When the people of Honduras impeached a would-be dictator, the President practically declared war on one of our best friends in the region. But when it comes to Hugo Chavez and his repression of liberty in Venezuela, President Obama can't even muster up so much as a stern voice of disapproval.

I wonder...when it comes to foreign policy, are we witnessing the birth of a new Obama Doctrine to actively seek regime change among our allies but not our enemies?

If nothing else, the President has proven one thing...with him in charge, we're dangerous as friends and downright laughable as enemies.

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louielouie said...

and then there is this from rasmussen 2/14/11:

Overall, 48% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the president's performance.

and he's not even in re-election mode yet.
when that happens you can repeat that line about not quite understanding stuff.

Puzzled is my middle name said...

How did Jimmy Carter get reincarnated as a Crypto-Muslim, stealth Liberal, Black dude?