Sunday, December 27, 2009

Speak Up, Mr. President

President Obama acquitted himself poorly the last time he had an opportunity to speak up for freedom in Iran. Apparently reluctant to rile the mullahs, and heeding the advice of those who argue that overt American support for the Iranian resistance will undermine it's legitimacy, the President stood by and said little as the regime violently crushed pro-reform forces.

Now comes another uprising -- and a do-over for Obama.

Whether he repeats his earlier mistake will tell a great deal not just about his personal character and courage, but about whether he has the stones to champion American ideals and interests abroad.

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