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    Obama "Very Concerned" At Ayatollah's Comments

    In an interview with CBS News' Harry Smith, President Obama said he is "very concerned" with the thrust of the statements made today by Iran's Ayatollah Ali Khamenei supporting the country's disputed election results.

    “And I'm very concerned based on some of the tenor -- and tone of the statements that have been made -- that the government of Iran recognize that the world is watching," the president told Smith. "And how they approach and deal with people who are, through peaceful means, trying to be heard will, I think, send a pretty clear signal to the international community about what Iran is and -- and is not.”

    CBS News Exclusive: Obama "Very Concerned" At Ayatollah's Comments

    IMO -- this is the right thing to say and the right time to say it. He understands the complicated situation in a Theocracy and walked the right line here. A little bit more, a little bit earlier? Perhaps. But to overshoot on this one would have potentially caused more problems then doing what he's done--playing his cards close to the vest.

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    Re: Obama "Very Concerned" At Ayatollah's Comments

    all i know is I do not care what he does publicly
    he better be pumping in millions in support secretly and supply any intelligence/help required

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    Re: Obama "Very Concerned" At Ayatollah's Comments

    Here's the statement folks -- or are all the far-rights still obsessing on what he didn't say yet (but has)...

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    Re: Obama "Very Concerned" At Ayatollah's Comments

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    CBS News Exclusive: Obama "Very Concerned" At Ayatollah's Comments

    IMO -- this is the right thing to say and the right time to say it. He understands the complicated situation in a Theocracy and walked the right line here. A little bit more, a little bit earlier? Perhaps. But to overshoot on this one would have potentially caused more problems then doing what he's done--playing his cards close to the vest.

    I think I got the right BN format this time.
    I don't think it really matters what he says. If we are depending on the UN to do anything, all we will see is the same inaction they have always shown. They might write and angry letter and denounce Iran but tomorrow it will be business as usual.

    I'm not impressed by Obama being "very concerned".

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    Re: Obama "Very Concerned" At Ayatollah's Comments

    Exactly what could Obama say that wouldn't make things worse for Mousawi?

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    Re: Obama "Very Concerned" At Ayatollah's Comments

    Quote Originally Posted by WillRockwell View Post
    Exactly what could Obama say that wouldn't make things worse for Mousawi?
    What's Ironic is that no matter who wins the election there, both candidates do not feel Israel has the right to exist.

    I agree with the protesters, but I feel that nothing will really change even if the other guy gets in office.

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    Re: Obama "Very Concerned" At Ayatollah's Comments

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    I don't think it really matters what he says. If we are depending on the UN to do anything, all we will see is the same inaction they have always shown. They might write and angry letter and denounce Iran but tomorrow it will be business as usual.

    I'm not impressed by Obama being "very concerned".
    This is weird. The entire statement was up on some sites today -- but it's been pulled. Would the WH make CBS edit the piece? Or did CBS ask the other sites to pull the quote until after the piece airs?

    Has anyone else seen it -- It was one paragraph response to the Ayatollah's statement, it ends with something like: "the world will be watching."

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    Re: Obama "Very Concerned" At Ayatollah's Comments

    Quote Originally Posted by WillRockwell View Post
    Exactly what could Obama say that wouldn't make things worse for Mousawi?
    You are right on target. The professional Obama haters need to wake up and get real. If President Obama says "too" much in support of the 'opposition' the grand leader Mullah will paint the opposition as being the "tool of the West" and use that to diminish any growing support for them.
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    Re: Obama "Very Concerned" At Ayatollah's Comments

    Like the Supreme Leader already has..oh..

    "change the story to one we can believe in."
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    Re: Obama "Very Concerned" At Ayatollah's Comments

    I would be more concerned if Obama wasn't "very concerned".

    Rioting on the streets, murder, an ultimatum issued by a supreme ruler whose very power is in check.....

    How could one not be "very concerned"?
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