The Whole World Is Watching

President Obama on Iran:

“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.”

John McCain on Iran:

“Bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb Iran.”


4 Responses to “The Whole World Is Watching”

  1. Aussie Boy Says:

    I had hoped the end of the Bush administration might bring with it a reprieve from this kind of nauseating, self-righteous hypocricy from a sitting U.S. president.

    If Obama is truly concerned about a government’s “violent and unjust actions” against innocent civilians, he might want to halt the infinitely greater level of violent and unjust actions against innocent civilians by the U.S. military in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan. And while he’s at it, he might also open his mouth and say something about the also infinitely greater level of (U.S.-supported) violent and unjust actions against the Palestinian people by the government of Israel — such as the recent slaughter of hundreds of women and children in Gaza, about which Obama still hasn’t uttered a word.

    Let’s not lose sight of the fact that Iran had a functioning democracy before the U.S. took it away from them. Having a U.S. president wagging his finger and lecturing to Iran at this moment is, to put it mildly, ludicrous — not to mention harmful to the cause of liberation and democracywithin Iran.

    • Hypocricy would be any American criticizing the democratic process in another country without confirmation or proof… after the Republicans stole two American presidential elections by voting machine fraud in the 21st century.

      Exactly who are we to point fingers at any country in the world?

      Oh… Aussie Boy… are you not an American?

      Bud Houston

  2. christian Says:

    All true.

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