Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Bystander In Chief

"We don't know how this thing is going to play out."

Somehow, that statement doesn't blow your mind like "hope and change," but that's exactly how Obama feels about Iran.

"We don't know how this thing is going to play out."

Which, as you know, is a stance that has never stopped our President from immediately re-imagining health care, trying to end enhanced interrogations, or reducing carbon dioxide emissions via something ridiculous called cap and trade legislation.

"We don't know how this thing is going to play out."

I imagine you can use that excuse on pretty much anything. Except when it comes to press conferences. Which is why Obama does them. And now that our President has recognized that he's potentially on the wrong side of history – he gave us a press conference designed to blunt criticism, as opposed to blunting the persecution of innocent people.

"Bearing witness," as Obama calls it, is all it takes, apparently. But I'm not so sure. If you were being mugged, you'd really like a cop to shoot the bastard, instead of bearing witness. If you're lugging five bags of groceries up four flights of stairs, "bearing witness" does no good. Lend a hand, champ.

So I disagree with Obama – we're not seeing a "debate" in Iran. We're seeing a brutal, ruthless crackdown. Something tells me that stopping that is more important than reducing carbon emissions to fight a questionable threat.

Look, I like the fact that he's finally - although reluctantly - stepping up, but I wish Obama felt as immediately outraged about Iran as he did over the murder of an abortion doctor.

"We don't know how this thing is going to play out."

It would have been closer to Obama's real concerns, if that quote ended with "for me."

submitted by Greg Gutfeld


mauryk2 said...

If you're on twitter, set to 3.30 GMT to jam security forces in Iran.

Skunkfeathers said...

Barry's a piece of work. He's rapidly proving to be even more inept at foreign policy than Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, combined. And that's no easy feat.

Barry's "suck up to Islam" speech in Cairo pretty much spelled out how he'll proceed....not at all. He'll just lean on Israel, and try Neville Chamberlainesque policies with Islamofascism.

History shows us how well it worked for Chamberlain with Hitler.