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    Obama Pressured to Strike a Firmer Tone

    WASHINGTON ó As tens of thousands of Iranian protesters take to the streets in defiance of the government in Tehran, officials in Washington are debating whether President Obamaís response to Iranís disputed election has been too muted.

    Mr. Obama is coming under increased pressure from Republicans and other conservatives who say he should take a more visible stance in support of the protesters.

    Even while supporting the presidentís approach, senior members of the administration, including Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, would like to strike a stronger tone in support of the protesters, administration officials said.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/18/us...l?ref=politics

    Why I wish Biden or Clinton was in charge now.

    Hell.. the guy who parks their cars would be better.
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    Re: Obama Pressured to Strike a Firmer Tone

    Quote Originally Posted by Triad View Post
    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/18/us...l?ref=politics

    Why I wish Biden or Clinton was in charge now.

    Hell.. the guy who parks their cars would be better.

    We made that mistake in the last administration. When will the neocons understand that we are not, nor should we be in the business of nation-building.
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    Re: Obama Pressured to Strike a Firmer Tone

    If Obama had taken a firm tone, Triad would be complaining about how he was provoking Iran.

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    Re: Obama Pressured to Strike a Firmer Tone

    Quote Originally Posted by Triad View Post
    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/18/us...l?ref=politics

    Why I wish Biden or Clinton was in charge now.

    Hell.. the guy who parks their cars would be better.
    ...because what we SHOULD be doing is throwing GAS on the FIRE over there and giving the clerics who actually RUN the show a reason to open up the machine guns on the protestors by convincing folks that this is all AMERICA'S doing. Because that would be the SMART thing to do!

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    Re: Obama Pressured to Strike a Firmer Tone

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    We made that mistake in the last administration. When will the neocons understand that we are not, nor should we be in the business of nation-building.
    When will Liberals understand having lots of rogue states with nuclear weapons is not a good idea.
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    Re: Obama Pressured to Strike a Firmer Tone

    And he'd be complaining about how Obama was just giving another speech instead of nuking Tehran.

    I love how the people who are so quick to condemn Obama for "just giving a speech" whenever he says, well, anything, are the same people to bitch that he isn't saying enough at a time when his silence is actually useful. We tried it your way for the past eight years, and that foreign policy drove us into the ditch. Now we're going to try it the grown-up way.
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    Re: Obama Pressured to Strike a Firmer Tone

    Quote Originally Posted by mikhail View Post
    When will Liberals understand having lots of rogue states with nuclear weapons is not a good idea.
    When did liberals NOT understand that?

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    Re: Obama Pressured to Strike a Firmer Tone

    Quote Originally Posted by mikhail View Post
    When will Liberals understand having lots of rogue states with nuclear weapons is not a good idea.
    And we are going to stop Iran from getting nukes how? Talking firm to them? Getting into a third war at once?

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    Re: Obama Pressured to Strike a Firmer Tone

    Well, let's start with the basic questions.

    What makes you think that Obama's words will have the slightest impact on the final outcome of these protests (and that their impact would be positive)? What makes you think that the protesters welcome American involvement? And what makes you think that it's a good idea to wantonly be a dick toward a government that still has the upper hand over the protesters, with which we have much to talk about?
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    Re: Obama Pressured to Strike a Firmer Tone

    Quote Originally Posted by mikhail View Post
    When will Liberals understand having lots of rogue states with nuclear weapons is not a good idea.
    hmmm...when did Iran develop its nuclear weapon capabilities...hmmmm under the last administration with the nation building policy that you are advocating. Didn't work so well then did it?
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