The Jim of the United States

Protests And Violence Erupt In Iran, Let’s All Go Get Ice Cream

Posted by TheJOTUS on June 23, 2009

There has obviously been quite a bit of unrest and violence in Iran since the election between Mir-Hossein Mousavi and Mahmoud Afterdinnerjacket.  An over-vote of 3 million usually will do the trick (and that is a number the Iranian government doesn’t even dispute).  Oh, and when blatant fraud is a planned, premeditated feature.  As a result, the people took to the streets in protest against their corrupt regime. 

In my opinion, I don’t believe these protests or battles are on the behalf of Mousavi, because in all likelihood he wouldn’t be much different from Afterdinnerjacket.  Mousavi was a staunch advocate of Iran’s nuclear program.  Instead, the riots in Iran come down to voter fraud committed on behalf of Afterdinnerjacket and the Iranian government’s sheer transparency of it.

The bottom line is the Iranian regime is an evil tyranny supporting terrorists and terrorism.  And there is no doubt we have a bone to pick stemming from thirty years ago with the kidnapping and brutality of American hostages.  An act Iran’s despicable President personally participated in.

We can also thank them for the Khobar Towers, which killed numerous American soldiers, and Iraq.  Iran trained and equiped militias in Iraq that murdered and injured countless Americans.  Not to mention that little thing in Beirut in the early eighties.  American blood is on their hands and an overthrow of this regime would be a long time coming.

It is because of these reasons that we should stand up and support the protesters and resistance of this regime.  But sadly, our President has no backbone.  Or maybe he just doesn’t care.  But he was consistent…sort of.  In the first three days of the events unfolding in Iran, our President said this:


Subsequently, in the coming days he was “troubled” and then had “deep concerns”.   How profound.  As I said in a recent post, Barack Obama projects extreme weakness in the face of any danger.  And it couldn’t have been any more evident than in this case.  He sat on the sidelines saying nothing as the protests progressed and more and more people died.  It wasn’t until Saturday did he decide to hedge one way and make a statement:

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.

Why that couldn’t have been made earlier in the week is beyond me.  He had hoped this whole thing would find “a happy place” and go away, only he ended up making a mad dash not to be the last head of state in the west to condemn the Iranian government. 

Meanwhile, as people were dying in the streets, being beaten in the streets and arrested by security forces, ol’ Barry was taking the kids out for some yummy goodness ice cream!!  Being President is hard…but not hard enough for ice cream!

You know who else liked ice cream Mr. President?  Neda Agha Soltan.  I wonder what her favorite flavor was?

And I don’t want to hear any bullshit about Presidents needing to have lives.  Sometimes you have to tell the kids to go find something else to do and do your fucking job.  And by job, I mean being Presidential like this guy:

I want emphatically to state tonight that if the outrages in Poland [Iran] do not cease, we cannot and will not conduct “business as usual” with the perpetrators and those who aid and abet them. Make no mistake, their crime will cost them dearly in their future dealings with America and free peoples everywhere. I do not make this statement lightly or without serious reflection.

Notice, he didn’t declare war or “meddle”?  He stood for freedom and supported those fighting to achieve it.   

In the end, this is what Obama’s foreign policy is:  Apathetic, ineffective, anti-democratic, appeasing, cowardly, and weak.  This is what he chose.  This is what he is.  And this is what 52% of the American people voted for.



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