Friday, November 06, 2009

Obama Hopes Iran's Freedom Fighters Stay Home

Wednesday was the 30th Anniversary of the takeover of the American embassy in Iran by Islamic jihadists, the bad effects of which are still with us today.

On Wednesday the AP reported:

In Tehran, Iranian security forces beat anti-government protesters with batons Wednesday on the sidelines of state-sanctioned rallies to mark the 30th anniversary of the U.S. Embassy takeover. The counter-demonstrations were the opposition's first major show of force on Tehran's streets in nearly two months.

Witnesses told The Associated Press that security forces swept through a gathering of hundreds of demonstrators, clubbing, kicking and slapping protesters. (“White House hoping violence in Iran won't spread”).

The response of the White House was a bit much for Michael Ledeen, who had these comments on NRO:

More From the Appeaser in Chief

Just when the president should have been expressing solidarity with the Iranian freedom fighters, he sells them out again:

WASHINGTON – The White House is calling for an end to violence in Iran as security forces there crack down on anti-government protesters.

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said Wednesday that Obama administration leaders are following reports of the unrest and "hope greatly that violence will not spread."

Personally, I hope the demonstrations spread like wildfire until the regime burns and crashes.

Amen to that.

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