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

    Why CNN don't have a posting about (S. Con. Res. 26)? Let's all a discussing about that.

    June 22, 2009 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  2. MC

    What should the so-called "Wimpy Democrat" do or say? Since the Iranian Govt is willing to kill its own people in full view of the world, anything short of committing troops would be a waste of breath. So who's really up for seeing American service men and women on the streets of Tehran fighting to protect Iranians, particularly when they don't want our help? How much American blood has to be spilled to prove we aren't wimps?

    June 22, 2009 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  3. Samilton

    No he's not. What we are witnessing is "WISDOM" in action.

    June 22, 2009 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  4. Bev - NYC

    Any of the Republican talking point twitson this board ( TCM, phoenix 86 etc) who want to go to Iran and spout their views please be on the next flight. Spare the rest of us your GED rhetoric.

    We are not big brother to the world!!! We should tell another country how to fight for it's democracy? Why , because we're so good at it? Seven months after an election we can't get the Senator from Minnesota seated. And let's not re-visit 2000, and the "my brother told me I had nothing to worry about, election." Did Iran, Iraq, orany of the Axis of Evil countries get involved to destabilize the US? Republican warmongers, easy to be brave 10,000 miles away . I would sooner take financial advice from Bernie Madoff before listening to Republicans on foreign policy and wars.

    June 22, 2009 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  5. Barbara - Atlanta

    Did any country interfere when America had slaves or beating and hosing African Americans? NO they didn't! Iran will eventually work it out...just like America did

    June 22, 2009 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  6. jae

    We not only have a president who can walk and chew gum at the same time, we also have one who thinks before he acts. The last thing that the U.S. needs is to be engaged in yet another war.....3 strikes and you're out. President SANE Obama is doing and saying exactly what he should be doing and saying.

    And to CNN, cover something important!!!!!

    June 22, 2009 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  7. Pat F

    Obama too soft? No way! What this situation needs is a good apology! That's Barry's solution for everything, isn't it?

    Let's see – he could apologize for the American hostages being so much trouble to the Iranians. Or he could apologize for the US not providing high grade plutonium so they can finish their bomb. I'm sure there's lots of other stuff he could think of to apologize for.

    Go get 'em, tiger, go in with Apologies Blasting! That's the Obama way!

    June 22, 2009 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  8. No Hillary = No Obama

    Obama is more concerned about his image then he is about anything else. That's why he goes into brain freeze when faced with an unexpected challenge and the whole world is watching. This is classic narcissism. Take away the modus operandi of opportunism and exploitation and what you are left with is wish-washy.

    June 22, 2009 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  9. Reality

    Headlines now read: Massive crackdown, People dead.

    Still think he is doing the right thing? Even France came to our aid in our uprsing against tyranny!

    June 22, 2009 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  10. Zion

    Iran was none of our business. How can we press Iran to do the right thing when we (Americans) did not have the courage to question where our votes went in 2000? Also, it is funny how we will allow political posturing from our Congress when it comes to passing policy that's good for America, but when they are called to make an empty, symbolic vote, they are all unified. So, we can only get bills passed when they benefit no-one. Great job at putting Americans first.

    June 22, 2009 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  11. history repeats


    this is nothing like world war 2. NOTHING AT ALL LIKE IT!! re-read your history. iran has not invaded anyone. iran is on the brink of civil war. we are doomed to repeat history, yes that is true. SO LEARN FROM IRAQ!!! learn that our nation is in a horrible state right now because of our involvement in iraq. it has done nothing for us or for the iraqi people!! read your history again and tell me how this is anything like world war 2!!! its so funny. the perspective of history by the right wing is so wrong. you think that we should just get involved with any country that has problems to avoid another hitler!? were you homeschooled? is that where you learned your "history"?

    June 22, 2009 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  12. Juge

    Hey haven't we learned anything from the cowboy the last go round. We are NOT the world's protector. NO OBAMA IS NOT TOO SOFT. He is smart as he could acerbate the problem by riding in with chaps and spurs and strut and the attitude that I AM THE WAY!

    June 22, 2009 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  13. GI Joe

    If we had wanted 2 or 3 more wars for our tax dollars to pay for, we would have voted in another republican war-monger.


    June 22, 2009 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  14. Peace

    George W Bush baptised them "AXIS OF EVIL" What other name more than this the Republicans want the current President to give them!!!!!
    He is not the name caller and his style is different from "W".

    June 22, 2009 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  15. Peoples Voice

    Sure love the way the GOP sticks to their philosophy of backing the president during international turmoil.

    What's that? Hold on a sec. I'm receiving an update.

    Never mind, they aren't. supporting him.

    What really surprises me is how many people in this country still believe in these clowns. Never underestimate stupidity.

    June 22, 2009 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  16. The Original No Incumbents 2010

    The President should at least make it sound like America has got the back of those fighting for freedom. At the least he should speak out against the government of Iran for the handling of it's people. These people are only looking for "change they can believe in". Mr. Obama, man up!

    June 22, 2009 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  17. Ted

    Iran is already blaming everything on America, even without him saying anything. Obama does feel however that it's necessary to say things about North Korea, so why not Iran where there is an actual chance to topple the government there. North Korea has two hostages, but Iran supplies funding to terrorist organizations throughout the middle east, supplies weapons that have been used against us in Iraq and of course we had the whole hostage situation there at the start of their last revolution.

    Any statement of support for the people risking their lives for their own freedom would be a positive development. Is Obama somehow afraid of Iran?

    June 22, 2009 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |

    McCain's criticism of Obama makes clear why his short-sighted erratic approach was rejected by Americans in the last election. Obama stands ready to help when it will do the most good. McCain and the Republicans would get the USA involved in a third war, and provide Iranian rulers and extremists with a rallying point. At least Obama can see the big picture and the long term consequences of government action. He handles matters with finesse and a steady hand. No wonder he was elected President,

    McCain's war monger mentality is counter-productive in the extreme.

    June 22, 2009 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  19. Pat F

    @lou – you're using an out of date script for your Democratic Party talking points. Every independent recount by the major Florida newspapers showed that Bush beat Gore handily in Florida.

    Move on with your lonely little life. Somewhere, there is a Starbucks without its resident old hippie – you'll find it if you look for it.

    June 22, 2009 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  20. Sharon Kitchen

    just how do you think the US would be thought of for walking in , or as some suggest jumping in the middle of another countries buisness......Iran's people are fighting for their right in their government....to be or not to be ........life affairs. This country is not located in the US.
    Those that want to jump.............better be careful.....remember Iraq? Remember Gitmo?
    Remember not following exsisting laws?ICC ?
    Remember a pres. /v.pres making up laws to suit them as they went?ICC?
    Remember the clean-up that Obama now has to do because of the above?
    So.............you think he should jump into Iran's buiness???????????
    Your answer = no.

    June 22, 2009 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  21. KD

    To Bruce:

    Maybe you need a history lesson because while the Soviet Union was in strife in 1989 Bush Sr. didn't say anything either way and just let them sort it out. Guess what? The regime fell because they didn't have the US to blame for meddling. That is what is happening in Iran. As soon as the US steps in and says something that gives the wrong side ammunition. Seriously. Why can't you Repubs understand that? It isn't rocket science.

    June 22, 2009 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  22. Kim

    I believe America has had its own "revolutions" Revolutionary War, Civil War, Civil Rights protests..unfortunately REAL change comes with bloodshed...i.e., Iraq. So instead of having our hand all over it as we did in Iraq, why can't we let Iran handle their own? We left China alone with Tiananmen Square, why not Iran? Because China owns us???

    June 22, 2009 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  23. a little sad

    zippy June 22nd, 2009 12:16 pm ET

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

    I'm asooming that wuz tung in cheak?


    June 22, 2009 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  24. Philip Grant

    Here is a news flash for all of you Obama haters; last November 4th the American electorate had a choice. The choice was between one man who wanted an aggressive foreign policy and loved to rattle his saber, and another who wanted to tamp down the rhetoric and negotiate with our rivals. The choice was made. The American electorates choose the man who wanted to tamp down the rhetoric and negotiate. In other words, YOU LOST AND WE WON. So, why don’t you behave like adults, accept your loss, shut your pie holes, and let this man lead the way the majority and chosen. Thank you

    June 22, 2009 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  25. carlo

    Not he isn't, and anyone who thinks he's being soft knows nothing of the history of Iranian/US relations. I would discuss the events of 1953, but the ones accusing the President of being soft aren't going to read it anyway. My advice to you is to look up Iran/US 1953 and Shah, then get back to us.

    If we don't learn from history, we're bound to repeat it, but you have to read it first.

    June 22, 2009 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
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