What Obama must do now on Iran
Christian Science Monitor / Trita Parsi
23-Jun-2009 (4 comments)

This kind of reckless arrogance partly explains why political groups in Iran view America's explicit support as a source of delegitimization. America is viewed by many Iranians as only having its own interest in mind and as being incapable of providing genuine support. With Obama, this pattern has changed. The wishes of Iranians are now suddenly center stage. On Monday, even as its election authority reportedly acknowledged that the number of ballots cast in dozens of cities exceeded the number of eligible voters in those areas, Iran accused the West of "meddling." Rather than listening to neoconservative critics or Republican lawmakers, White House staff say that they've been listening to signals from the Iranians themselves. Those signals have been clear, and on most counts, the White House's position has been on mark. "The last thing that I want to do is to have the United States be a foil for those forces inside Iran who would love nothing better than to make this an argument about the United States," Obama said in an interview broadcast Monday on CBS's "The Early Show."

Ali Lakani

Stay out of it!

by Ali Lakani on

It's so obvious Obama has wise advisors.  He should stay out of it.  Obama's support for the Iranian youth will be a kiss of death on them used by the regime to do worse atrocities with them.


Ahmed from Bahrain

Stay Out of Iranian Politics

by Ahmed from Bahrain on

Given the historical interference and the fact that Obama confessed to this major destiny-changing interference, then America should stay totally out of Iranian politics.

What we have today is directly the result of such interference.

Let the Iranians decide on Iran's future. As Ali Lakani said, it would be the kiss of death.

Thanks but no, thanks.

Ahmed from Bahrain

rosie is roxy is roshan

Couldn't agree more. Please read my comment on my

by rosie is roxy is roshan on

feed below about his press conference today. He's a good man.





NIAC lobby's double standard

by Fred on

When it was about making the "grand bargain" the NIAC lobbyist was all over the place asking Bush and then Obama to cut a deal with the Islamist republic. Now that people could use help like the ones EU is extending them he is advocating an spectator role for the U.S.. Correct that , he is asking for the addition of a single word. 

How about no military intervention but tightening the sanctions and specially denying the Islamist cutthroats imported fuel that is used to run their machinery of oppression and murdering of peaceful demonstrators?