June 22nd, 2009
11:39 AM ET
soundoff (256 Responses)
  1. Neville Chamberlain

    I think Obama is not soft enough. He should give Amadinnerjacket a piece of Iraq and a highway to the Israeli border. That's what I would do!

    June 22, 2009 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
  2. Obama is the Man

    All the warmonger Republicans should go to Iran and protest!!

    June 22, 2009 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
  3. Scott, Tucson

    Neville Chamberlain comes to mind...

    June 22, 2009 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
  4. zayres

    phoenix86, you are what, 11 and skipping scool again?

    June 22, 2009 12:13 pm at 12:13 pm |
  5. Mississippi Mike

    Obama doesn't care about international issues, he's solely focused on domestic issues. He should be supporting anyone who opposes the islamic state of Iran since they are our avowed enemies and seek to destroy Israel.

    June 22, 2009 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  6. George the Democrat Obama fanatic.

    Being the Leader of the Free World does not mean interfering with the internal strife of another country.

    June 22, 2009 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  7. zayres

    As you can all tell, I skipped "scool" a lot also.

    June 22, 2009 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  8. puzzled

    So those of you that think Americans have a say in what goes on in Iranian elections are dilusional. They had and have no say in how we elect officials over here so why should we but in to their business? you see what that got is when we inserted our noses in Iraq's business. I agree with Brina, everything is not about America.

    June 22, 2009 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
  9. MD

    The President is right on track. His responses have been appropriate. We need to keep our eyes on Iraq, Afganistan and now North Korea...

    June 22, 2009 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
  10. zippy

    oBamma is a cowerd, He,s scart of iran. he's teh worst pres we ever had;
    zippy

    June 22, 2009 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm |
  11. michaelam

    What exactly is he supposed to do? Bomb them? Really.........Personally, I think Presidient Obama is doing just fine by NOT throwing gasoline on a fire. We are not the world's problem solver and have no right dictating to any nation what form of governement it must adopt. The Bush error is over with.......move on!

    June 22, 2009 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm |
  12. Travis In Colorado

    Obama soft on a muslim nation? I never thought I would see the day. Not after he gave a full body bow to the king of Saudi Arabia, not after he supported Palestine and condemned Israel, not after he gave a thug like nod of the head to Queen Elizabeth II, not after all that would I ever think Obama would be soft on Iran. Don't you people get it yet? Obama is a liberal, soft shoulder muslim!!!! Obama still doesn't have a clue as to what he's supposed to do, all he's done is give out welfare, ignore a missile firing from North Korea, diesrespect our allies repeatedly, give out welfare, attend fundraisers, and pose for photos. The man is useless!

    June 22, 2009 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm |
  13. AJP

    No he is not to soft.

    The people who say he is too soft are the Republicans and they will say anthing to get the attention of the American voter.

    Iran is an independent country and we do not control it's leaders or policys.

    I think Linsey Grahmn should go to Iran and protest in the streets since he thinks he has all the answers.

    June 22, 2009 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  14. jean

    idiots, do you all really think those Iranians protesting the election results all of a sudden want to be friends with America, hell no, they want their man in power because they obviously feel he was cheated. President Obama is doing the right thing, the Iranians need to achieve their goal with out outside influence, otherwise it would cause more internal turmoil. Just look at Iraq, im pretty sure many of the people who were celebrating Saddams end have attacked and killed many of our young American heroes. so we really need to be careful.

    June 22, 2009 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  15. John

    Obama is doing fine on IRAN.

    As the situation continues to develop, Obama will adjust his comments/actions as required.

    I am pleased with how Obama is handling this situation.

    June 22, 2009 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |
  16. CD in FL

    The president is doing the right thing. I don't recall any official worldwide election which picked the President of United States as the 'savior' of the world. Each country has its own sovereignty which should be respected. For external interventions there is United Nations which is recognized by the majority of countries of this world.
    It is disgusting to see how the GOP tries to use this conflict in Iran for their own agenda calling compassion for the young people fighting for their rights in Iran. The GOP doesn't care for them. The only thing the republicans care about is how much oil is in Iran to get their hands on.

    June 22, 2009 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  17. Alice

    Obarry is in WAY over his head. He can't keep voting "present," which is what he is actually doing now. It may have worked in the Senate, but his "community to be organized" is a lot larger now. I guess we'll have to wait for Teleprompter of the United States (TOTUS) to tell Bo Bo what to do!

    June 22, 2009 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  18. Yes He Is

    President Obama is absolutely doing the right thing. How would the Repugs feel if someone from Iran tried to tell us what to do? NOT! We can not afford to get involved in another quagmire where our troops would have to maintain order like we are now doing in Iraq. I support the Iranian people 100% but utimately it is up to them to bring about the change that needs to be made. And yes, some sacrifices will be made. But that's the price.

    June 22, 2009 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  19. dominican mama 4 Obama

    Why do we keep questioning ad nauseum the position that the prez has taken on Iran? Are you trying to twist his arm, and make him say something that he'll later regret? It is not going to work. Obama has brains and he isn't afraid to use them. God! This must be the umpteenth article with different headlines in regards to the fact that the President will not partake in our time honored tradition of putting his two-cents in where it is not wanted!

    June 22, 2009 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  20. Dan, TX

    Unless you want to draft 100000 young Americans to invade a country that doesn't want to be invaded, Obama is doing exactly the right thing.

    June 22, 2009 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  21. southerncousin

    I am a conservative republican and believe Obama is playing this problem right. Then I read the rants from the Obama supporters and other dope smokin' libs here and wonder if he is doing it right for the wrong reasons. You get a much better discussion on Fox. You don't have the left delusionals crowding the space.

    June 22, 2009 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm |
  22. michlady

    What good is talking loud and saying nothing? That seems to be the Republican answer. When you have harsh words, you should be expected to back them up. What is their plan after the loud talk?

    June 22, 2009 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm |
  23. Michael M, Phoenix AZ

    If John McCain had been voted in, then I guess we would have troops poised and ready to go in and do "our thing" as in years past. This is similar to when the Shah got overthrown 30 years ago, who by the way we "put" in power....another screwup by our State Dept and CIA. We need to leave well enough alone and let them solve their own problems. Not every country/region is ready or will accept our brand of democracy the way we want them too.

    June 22, 2009 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm |
  24. Allan

    I agree with Henry Kissinger, George Will and Colin Powell. Obama's doing it right. Grandpa McCain should go back to one of his 8 houses and yell at the kids to keep off the lawn.

    June 22, 2009 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm |
  25. Stacy from Leesburg, VA

    A hair trigger response without facts leads us into more trouble than reasoned assessment and intelligence. That should be the lesson learned from Iraq. What is happening in Iran is organically grown by the young people in that country, not a construct dreamt up in the halls of the CIA. Do neocons in Congress think President Obama enjoys seeing the images of young people dying in the streets of Tehran? If he offers harsh condemnation, then there would be more stories of brutality and torture. Just like in blackjack, sometimes you stand on 14 instead of yelling like a fool “HIT ME!”

    June 22, 2009 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm |
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