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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Are We Still For Regime Perpetuation In Iran?

When protests over a fraudlent election spread in Iran last June, the Obama administration insisted that it needed to tread carefully so as to leave open the possibility of dialogue with the Iranian regime on the nuclear issue. The possibility of a regime change instigated not by outside forces, but by internal opposition, was left on the cutting room floor by the Obama administration's "negotiations without preconditions" script.

Those negotiations have failed miserably, as we have noted here before. The Obama administration was hoodwinked into thinking it had reached an agreement for Iran to ship its uranium abroad for reprocessing, only to have the Iranians deny that there ever was an agreement. Deadlines set by the Obama administration and European countries for Iran to cease uranium enrichment not only have come and gone, the Iranians have announced new plans for even more enrichment facilities.

Protests once again are sweeping the streets of Tehran. What is the Obama administration's excuse this time for refusing to voice support for the protesters, now that the dialogue with the Iranian regime has failed?

Are we still for regime perpetuation in Iran, and if so, why?

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  1. With all due respect, I don't believe the Obama administration was hoodwinked into anything. I think there is something much more sinister going on here. Every major action by this President leads to the weakening of the United States and/or the strengthening of our enemies. Either the President is a fool or he has something nasty planned for this nation.

  2. Uncledan - Oh how I agree with you. But here's the wild card - Israel. They will not stand by much longer without taking military action. Perhaps that best time to take out the nukes is when the government in Iran is preoccupied with dissent. But read my post about the theory that Israel will take action anywhere between January and late spring. They don't dither.

  3. Professor:

    I don't just stop by for the good ideas. I stop by for the excellent writing:

    "but by internal opposition, was left on the 'negotiations without preconditions' script."

    I may have to lift this someday - but with footnotes and trackbacks and asterisks and numbers and a note from my mother....

  4. We've been hoping the people would rise up against the regime for 30 years. I think any other president in the past 30 years would publicly encourage the uprising, and most would probably provide covert support. We have no way of knowing if covert actions are now being taken to support the protestors. Given Obama's worldview, I doubt it.

    But he surprised me with his Afghanistan decision, so who knows.

  5. I know a left-wing Israeli who shuttles back and forth from US to Israil regularly. He says that the only thing being discussed in Israel now, by all sides, is the timing of the attack.