Last night in what was billed by his campaign as a major foreign policy speech, in regards to Iran, the Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney in part said:
“Iran today has never been closer to a nuclear weapons capability. It has never posed a greater danger to our friends, our allies and to us. And it has never acted less deterred by America, as was made clear last year, when Iranian agents plotted to assassinate the Saudi ambassador in our nation’s capital. And yet when millions of Iranians took to the streets in June of 2009; when they demanded freedom from a cruel regime that threatens the world; when they cried out, are you with us or are you with them, the American president was silent.,”
The news network CNN has done a “fact check” on Romney’s assertion that Obama was “silent” and according to its findings he was not.
CNN’s fact-check does not mention the unsolicited personal letter(s) President Obama had sent to the absolute leader Khamenei -during the same time period- asking for his hand of friendship. Obama’s tepid response to the events in question can only be explained away by not wanting to spoil the prospect of his friendship offer which has yet to materialize.
U.S. has not had an Iran policy for a long, long time. Neither Obama nor Romney have an Iran policy. They both have a set of similar responses to actions taken by the warmongering, nuke acquiring, Iranians and Americans murdering, Middle East peace-spoiling Islamists. Fact-check that, CNN!