Any intervention by the U.S. government on behalf of the Iranian opposition is destined to backfire given the role it played in overthrowing Iran’s last truly democratically elected prime minister and its subsequent support for the brutal dictatorial reign of the shah, a reality President Obama appears to be mercifully aware of in rejecting self-righteous calls from the likes of John McCain for him to show greater "solidarity" with the Twitter-savvy protesters. Still, while Obama’s generally calm and considered response to the Iranian election is appreciated, it would be nice if he could refrain from repeating unsubstantiated accusations about an active Iranian nuclear weapons program his own Director of National Intelligence says doesn’t exist.Read the rest.
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Obama follows Bush's lead on Iran
My latest piece on the Obama administration's deceptive statements about Iran's nuclear program is over at Antiwar.com, entitled "Distorting US Intel On Iran: Obama Follows Bush's Lead, Again". An excerpt: