Compare And Contrast: Obama On Iran To Reagan On Poland

You’ve got to hand it to Sean Hannity for digging up this old Ronald Reagan speech and juxtaposing it with Obama’s weak response to the Iranian uprising:

Via mycoalition on Twitter.

Not only does Obama not openly support the Democracy movement in Iran, he will not condemn the use of brute  force to terrorize the protesters.

John McCain cited the violence of this past weekend in a speech on the Senate floor, Monday, especially the murder of Neda by a government sharp shooter….

Not only does Obama not condemn the regime for its violence, he invites its reps to a hot dog party in DC on the 4th of July.

The mind reels.

Obama has scheduled a news conference for Tuesday morning to explain himself:

According to the neverending political momentum game in Washington, Obama needs to re-seize the initiative; hence, Monday’s decision to schedule a Tuesday presidential news conference. Such staged affairs are not only irresistible to the media (CBS will break into normal programming to carry it live), but they suck the oxygen out of any other competing story for the cycle.

UPDATE:

Ay- yi-yi….The White House claims Obama’s Cairo speech is the catalyst for the uprising in Iran.

See also Gateway Pundit:

Noted Iranian Regime Lackey & Dem Supporter Backs Obama’s Non-Stance on Iran

This guy:

trita parsi 2

This cartoon is from Iran Press News back in 2008. In the cartoon Ayatollah Khamenei says to Trita Parsi: “Go tell them that human rights the islamic version is better.”

Of course the Iranian government lacky supports Obama. I’ll have to add him to the list.

UPDATE II:

Listening to Obama’s speech right now…he has finally used the “C” word to decry the bloody violence in Iraq. It’s about damn time. Ugh…he mentions his dopey Cairo speech, again…

Why does he keep calling what’s going on over there “a debate”? The beating and killing of protesters is. not. a. debate.

Michelle Malkin says, “Obama-come-lately strikes again”.

And it’s on to his disastrous energy policy. Blech…and now Obamacare…needless to say…the opposite of what he says will be true.

He’s taking questions now…will someone ask him about the wisdom of inviting reps from this unjust regime to a 4th of July hot dog BQ?

Major Garrett: on Obama’s final condemnation, “What took you so long?”

Obama says he’s been totally consistent blablabla…

Garrett asks him about the 4th of July party.  Obama gives a total b.s. answer..”We don’t have diplomatic ties to Iran…”(?) It’s up to them to reject the violence or something? Huh? Is the party on or not?

A reporter mentioned McCain’s words from yesterday…

Reminds reporters…”I’m the President of the United States”.

Scariest thing to come out of press conference: He’s not YET working on another stimulus….

UPDATE:

See Jonah Goldberg for a total dismantaling of the ‘Cairo speech as catalyst’ argument.

Once Again From The Obama Administration: “We Won”

Are people getting sick of the smug arrogance coming out of this administration, yet? Do people think this is a mature way to handle criticism?  Here is some discussion on that question on Joe Scarborough’s show, 6/19/09:

An Iranian Protester Pleads For US/World Intervention

An Iranian student protester from Tehran spoke with CNN’s “American Morning”, this morning, and made this passionate plea for help from the US and world communities:

Mohammad: Yes. Let me tell you something. For about three decades our nation has been humiliated and insulted by this regime. Now Iranians are united again one more time after 1979 Revolution. We are a peaceful nation. We don’t hate anybody. We want to be an active member of the international community. We don’t want to be isolated… We don’t deny the Holocaust. We do accept Israel’s rights. And actually, we want — we want severe reform on this structure. This structure is not going to be tolerated by the majority of Iranians. We need severe reform, as much as possible.

Roberts: Interesting perspective this morning from Mohammad, a student demonstrator there in Tehran.

Mohammad: Excuse me, sir. I have a message for the international community. Would you please let me tell it?

Roberts: Yes, go ahead.

Mohammad: Americans, European Union, international community, this government is not definitely — is definitely not elected by the majority of Iranians. So it’s illegal. Do not recognize it. Stop trading with them. Impose much more sanctions against them. My message…to the international community, especially I’m addressing President Obama directly – how can a government that doesn’t recognize its people’s rights and represses them brutally and mercilessly have nuclear activities? This government is a huge threat to global peace. Will a wise man give a sharp dagger to an insane person? We need your help international community. Don’t leave us alone.

Read the entire interview.

A  bitter dose of reality  from Andrew McCarthy:

Obama is resigned to Iran getting nukes (perhaps even having them already) and has no intention of doing anything meaningful about it.

The fact is that, as a man of the hard Left, Obama is more comfortable with a totalitarian Islamic regime than he would be with a free Iranian society. In this he is no different from his allies like the Congressional Black Caucus and Bill Ayers, who have shown themselves perfectly comfortable with Castro and Chàvez.  Indeed, he is the product of a hard-Left tradition that apologized for Stalin and was more comfortable with the Soviets than the anti-Communists (and that, in Soros parlance, saw George Bush as a bigger terrorist than bin Laden).

Because of obvious divergences (inequality for women and non-Muslims, hatred of homosexuals) radical Islam and radical Leftism are commonly mistaken to be incompatible. In fact, they have much more in common than not, especially when it comes to suppression of freedom, intrusiveness in all aspects of life, notions of “social justice,” and their economic programs. (On this, as in so many other things, Anthony Daniels should be required reading — see his incisive New English Review essay, “There Is No God but Politics”, comparing Marx and Muslim Brotherhood theorist Sayyid Qutb.) The divergences between radical Islam and radical Leftism are much overrated — “equal rights” and “social justice” are always more rally-cry propaganda than real goals for totalitarians, and hatred of certain groups is always a feature of their societies.

More at link.

Meanwhile…

the resistance in Iran continues to fight…and not as “peacefully” as Obama would like:

paramilitary forces headquarters burning in Tehran Sattarkhan


Question: How on earth do you triumph against a brutal, powerful, and oppressive regime “peacefully”?

MORE:

Read Christopher Hitchen’s smackdown of Obama’s position on the Iranian election:

That last observation also applies to the Obama administration. Want to take a noninterventionist position? All right, then, take a noninterventionist position. This would mean not referring to Khamenei in fawning tones as the supreme leader and not calling Iran itself by the tyrannical title of “the Islamic republic.” But be aware that nothing will stop the theocrats from slandering you for interfering anyway. Also try to bear in mind that one day you will have to face the young Iranian democrats who risked their all in the battle and explain to them just what you were doing when they were being beaten and gassed. (Hint: Don’t make your sole reference to Iranian dictatorship an allusion to a British-organized coup in 1953; the mullahs think that it proves their main point, and this generation has more immediate enemies to confront.)

Oh come on…Can’t he just eat his waffle (cone)?

ALSO:

Don’t miss Gateway Pundit’s interview of famous Iranian dissident, Ahmad Batebi:

Iranian Hero & Leading Activist Ahmad Batebi On Obama: “His Lack of Response Will Not Be Regarded Kindly” (Audio-Video)

UPDATE:

This just in from Major Garrett on Twitter:
Gibbs says admin still open to negotiations with ruling Iranian regime on nukes, despite it’s “unjust” acts.

UPDATE II:

This is just beyond the pale….

Yup: Iran Still Invited For Hot Dogs and Fireworks on July 4th

The United States said Monday its invitations were still standing for Iranian diplomats to attend July 4 celebrations at US embassies despite the crackdown on opposition supporters.

There’s no thought to rescinding the invitations to Iranian diplomats,” State Department spokesman Ian Kelly told reporters.

President Barack Obama’s administration said earlier this month it would invite Iran to US embassy barbecues for the national holiday for the first time since the two nations severed relations following the 1979 Islamic revolution.

Tone. deaf.

People are dying in the streets, an innocent woman shot in cold blood, the regime warns her family not to hold a memorial for her:

Security forces urged Neda’s friends and family not to hold memorial services for her at a mosque and asked them not to speak publicly about her, associates of the family said. Authorities even asked the family to take down the black mourning banners in front of their house, aware of the potent symbol she has become.

And Obama has the unmitigated gall to invite reps from this evil regime to a BBQ on our own Independence Day?

The rumor is; the protesters are pining for GW.

The Lionesses Of Iran

Willing to pay the ultimate price for freedom:

” There is no fear here now.I feel it in the air. We all are ready to become martyrs. Why live if you are not free. No point”

UPDATE:

Case in point: Watch this video at about 30 seconds in as a young Iranian woman gets decked by one of the truncheon wielding “security” thugs:

She pops right back up like a jack in the box, and an older man gets between her and the fiend, holding her back as she shakes her fist at him.

I can’t help being in awe of such bravery, but if I were her mother, I would be telling her to stay home…and stay safe.