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How could this be fair?

Republicans have criticized President Obama on his silence on Iran.

"The president of the United States is supposed to lead the free world, not follow it," Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham said Sunday. "He's been
timid and passive more than I would like."

I thought Republicans didn't like the government telling them what to do? So why do they want to tell a government of another country what to do?
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/06/22/obama-continues-careful-response-irans-protests/

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tish0607

Asked by tish0607 at 11:33 AM on Jun. 23, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Fair? It has nothing to do with fair. The United states is big brother to everyone. I hear people say what about Saudia Arabia and Durfur and blah, blah. Every one wants help and everyone wants us to help others. You want us to just say no it's none of my business? Those Iranians want to know we are there in spirit, that we do not agree with the rulers of Iran not allowing people their god given freedoms. Why else would they be holding signs in English. All those signs are for us. This sounds like another GOTHCA Lib question.
    itsmesteph11

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 11:51 AM on Jun. 23, 2009

  • I second the comment on U.S being the big brother to all. This country does not care about the innocent lives of the people in Iran. They showed that when the crisis in Zimbabwe, Darfur and Kenya arose. They did nothing. The only reason why Republicans want us to speak up about Iran is because we have interest there thats it.
    tish0607

    Answer by tish0607 at 11:55 AM on Jun. 23, 2009

  • Well, He asked for it. If he hadn't gone and taken credit for their successful election (before the votes were tallied, need I remind you) and attributing it all to his speech in Cairo, then his silence would be understandable. He has tried to be a friend and 'repairer' to our foreign relations, but that applies to ALL foreigners, not just their dictators.


     And since when are we not able to express our disagreements with our government officials? I am sure you would love for us all to shut up and just go away, but think about it. Who would you have to complain to?

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:59 AM on Jun. 23, 2009

  • If that is how you feel, tish0607, then send the memo to Darfur that they need to find a resource we can't do without so we will pay attention to them.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:00 PM on Jun. 23, 2009

  • U.S. History 101, they have classes for that ya'know.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:03 PM on Jun. 23, 2009

  • I would not want another country interfering in OUR business and I don't think we should over stop our bounds in another country....


    They are already using Gordon Browns comments as an excuse to use excessive force against th non violent protesters


    If another country was trying to inetrfere in 2000 when we had our own little election scandal , we would be FREAKING the F out!!

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 12:05 PM on Jun. 23, 2009

  • Well, He asked for it. If he hadn't gone and taken credit for their successful election


    He didn't

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 12:07 PM on Jun. 23, 2009

  • If another country was trying to inetrfere in 2000 when we had our own little election scandal , we would be FREAKING the F out!!

    Exaclty, sweet-a-kins. Its not fair to do to another country what you would not want done to you. Regardless of the situation.
    tish0607

    Answer by tish0607 at 12:12 PM on Jun. 23, 2009

  • Does anyone remember 1981? Pres. Bush Sr encouraged the Iraqi people to rise up against Saddam and overthrow the government, and then sat back at watched 100's of Iraqi's be slaughtered by Saddam and his men.


     Don't make bold statements on foreign affairs unless you are prepared to back them with action. Sen. Graham needs to sit down, shut up, and let national security and foreign relations experts handle this.

    SRiveroC

    Answer by SRiveroC at 12:13 PM on Jun. 23, 2009

  • U.S. History 101, they have classes for that ya'know.

    Um Thanks but i have taken that a while ago. U.S History 1 and 2. But really, thanks for your concern.

    tish0607

    Answer by tish0607 at 12:22 PM on Jun. 23, 2009

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