Quiet On Iran

Why Obama isn't trash-talking the mullahs.


If you’ve staked out a position on Iran that’s roughly midway between Jonah Goldberg and Ayatollah Khamenei, then you’re probably on the right track.


And that’s pretty much where President Barack Obama stands.


Obama’s reaction to the “results” of Iran’s June 12th election and the subsequent uprising have been judicious: “We in the United States do not want to make any decisions for the Iranians, but we do believe that the Iranian people, and their voices, should be heard and respected.”


But critics like the National Review’s Goldberg have ripped Obama for putting “a fresh coat of whitewash on Iran’s sham ‘democracy.’


Can we get a side order of “Freedom Fries” with that?


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