Tuesday, June 23, 2009
it's on me, Mr. Will. No, really, I'll get the tab.
But on to the issue at hand. Recently, Mr. Will stated:
"The president is being roundly criticized for insufficient rhetorical support for what's going on over there. It seems to me foolish criticism. The people on the streets know full well what the American attitude toward that regime is, and they don't need that reinforced.”
I may not be as educated as you, Mr. Will, but it seems to me that after years of anti-western and anti-American rhetoric from the Iranian regime, the people on the street need to know we are behind them, and we do need to have that fact 'reinforced.'
Mr. Will, the President has demonstrated a 'wait and see' approach that is fatally flawed, and shows a weakness of leadership that the Iranians on the street do not need to observe, rather, they need to see the President of the United States being resolute and firm in his statements in the support of freedom around the world.
Mr. Will, it is obvious to me that by your statement, you want to impress the Upper West Side, inside the Beltway cocktail crowd, and that is saddening. Perhaps it might behoove you to get out of the New York City - Georgetown circuit for awhile, and digest this...
Hat Tip: Lorie Byrd
Cartoon courtesy of: Michael Ramirez