Friday, June 26, 2009

What More Does Obama Need To See In Iran?

During a joint press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, President Obama had this to say about the current state of affairs in Iran:

There is no doubt that any direct dialogue or diplomacy with Iran is going to be affected by the events of the last several weeks and we don't yet know how any potential dialogue will have been affected until we see what has happened inside of Iran.

There are going to be discussions that continue on the international stage around Iran's nuclear program. I think the direct dialogue between the United States and Iran and how that proceeds, I think we're going to have to see how that plays itself out in the days and weeks ahead.

What more does Obama need to see in Iran beyond the public execution of an unarmed woman in the street?

Today, one of Iran's top clerics called for the protesters to be executed. Ayatollah Ahmed Khatami said, "Anybody who fights against the Islamic system or the leader of Islamic society, fight him until complete destruction."

In case you think these are the remarks of a rogue Ayatollah please remember his speech was broadcast on Iranian television. Ayatollah Khatami's words are sponsored by Khamenei and Ahmadinejad.

G-d help the fool in the White House.

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