Well, it took him bloody well long enough.
President Obama finally commented on this weekend's Iranian election during a joint press conference with Italian President Silvio Berlusconi.
It was pathetic.
Obama spoke about respecting Iranian sovereignty. Yet he is more than happy to meddle in Israel's affairs where it concerns its settlements.
To be sure, Obama is "deeply troubled by the violence I've seen on television." Yet he cannot bring himself to condemn those who have brought about this violence namely the Iranian government.
Instead of calling out the Mullahs and Ahmadinejad he meekly said, "My understanding is, is that the Iranian government says that they are going to look into irregularities that have taken place." He might as well have said the fox is going to conduct an investigation of all the birds being eaten in the henhouse.
Although Obama paid some lip service about the violence he pretty much shrugged his shoulders and said, "We will continue to pursue a tough, direct dialogue between our two countries, and we'll see where it takes us." We'll see where it takes us? This is not language of a leader who inspires confidence.
He might as well have kept his mouth shut.