June 24, 2009

The MSM is up to its usual antics, but ...

... overall, I actually agree with how Obama has been handling the situation in Iran.

First, here's the latest in the slobbering media's love affair with The Messiah. CBS's Harry Smith basically chides Mitt Romney for making what he feels is a bad comparison:

HARRY SMITH: We've heard much stronger language from President Obama yesterday. Beyond language, though, is there anything, really anything, this administration can do beyond just condemning the behavior of the regime?

MITT ROMNEY: Well I'm glad the president finally did rise to the occasion here. It was not exactly a Ronald Reagan, "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall" moment.

SMITH: Very different circumstances that have been trotted out by Republicans for the last five or six days now. That was a crumbling regime on its last legs. Let's talk about this in realistic terms.

So, it's not a matter of opinion that there's no similarities between Reagan and Obama with Smith; for him, Romney isn't even dealing with "reality!"

Back to Obama's handling of the Iran situation: Honestly -- you harsh critics out there ... what would you have him do? He's denounced the violence of the government crackdown against the protestors and said he hopes that a legitimate outcome of the vote is the ultimate result. Here's a better comparison for Romney that I don't think he'd want to consider: Tiananmen Square, 1989. What precisely did Bush #1 do to produce an outcome that was to our liking?

Certainly, the very least Obama can do is along the lines of rescinding those July 4 invitations and making future talks contingent upon the [further] actions of the Iranian government. But for me, the more we become UNinvolved in the affairs of other countries, the better.

Posted by Hube at June 24, 2009 10:18 AM | TrackBack

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Except that Bush I's handling of Tiananmen Square was widely criticized, especially when we extended most-favored nation status to China shortly afterwards. So no one is saying that Bush I is the model to follow.

Posted by: Jeff the Baptist at June 24, 2009 11:10 AM

Of course he was criticized, Jeff. He is a Bush!! ;-)

Posted by: Hube at June 24, 2009 11:13 AM

He Who Must Not Be Criticised

see also:
The One
The Messiah
Dear Leader

Posted by: anonni at June 24, 2009 12:47 PM

Actually, Bush 41 imposed an embargo (US and EU) on military sales to the PRC which stands to this day - apart from the Clinton "dual use" technology sales of advanced aviation manufacture equipment. France's Chirac and Germany's Schroeder tried to have the embargo lifted - both have been since voted out.

Posted by: G Rex at June 24, 2009 10:12 PM