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The impudent Obama

Posted by on Jun. 21, 2009 at 1:20 AM
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Obama calls on Iran to 'stop all violent and unjust actions'

 

Obama  directly addresses the Iranian government for the first time after a day of violence in Iran:

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 witness.

Yet there is this video and many more like it...

Does his statement rise to the occasion?

Will he REALLY stand at the side of the millions of people who are reaching out for sanity under a tyrannical government?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fandrewsullivan.theatlantic.com%2F&feature=player_embedded&v=lpTtmLGMujI


 

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