June 23rd, 2009
08:55 AM ET
soundoff (67 Responses)
  1. RealityKing

    International support has proven itself time and time again a tool for the support of freedom, until now. Obama subordience to the Iran's supreme council is disgusting. Nope, there is nothing Reaganesk about this man. Whose failed legacy will always be tied to Neda's cries for freedom..

    June 23, 2009 10:27 am at 10:27 am |
  2. JonDie

    Republicans can beat their chests all they want; that what our simian ancestors would do.

    But it takes brains to run a coherent foreign policy that takes into consideration all the possibilites and ramifications, something the US lacked from 2001 to 2009 when George W. Bush, supported by the rubber-stamping Republican Politburo and Supreme Court ayatollahs, went on his international crime spree.

    June 23, 2009 10:28 am at 10:28 am |
  3. Ron

    Wait a minute, I'm trying to keep up with the right wing media. First the President is doing to much, now he's not doing enough please make up your minds. Plus I don't think all republicans are idiots only a couple like graham and ole man mcsame (the guy that wants to bomb bomb bomb Iran) who is making the most noise. Yes, the same guy who had to stop his Presidential campaign to go to a meeting. The same guy the American people thought would take the country into wrong direction.

    Stay the course Mr President. Everything you have done has been on the mark. Your opposition has been wrong every single time, I have no idea why people listen to them when they disagree or just say NO to everything.

    June 23, 2009 10:28 am at 10:28 am |
  4. Kevin Callahan

    The current situation in Iran is a no-win for the United States. What has largely been ignored by the media is that the hero of the revolution, Mousavi, was involved in the 1983 Marine Corps Barracks massacre in Lebanon. He had a hand in the deaths of 220 United States Marines. But the right-wing, the great defender of our troops, has ignored this fact. Do they really want us to support Mousavi? So if we get Mousavi or if we keep Ahmadinejad – the end result for the United States is the same. Iran will remain staunchly anti-American.

    President Obama has been correct in his approach to this situation.

    June 23, 2009 10:28 am at 10:28 am |
  5. Lara

    I wish these people would stop second guessing him and let him do his job.

    June 23, 2009 10:29 am at 10:29 am |
  6. dennis

    Stay out of their business and worry about our own country....

    June 23, 2009 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  7. C Spurgeon

    Obama is absolutely right on the Iran issues. Don't let the media and the political hacks getm to you.

    June 23, 2009 10:32 am at 10:32 am |
  8. Ron In California

    The world is waiting...

    June 23, 2009 10:34 am at 10:34 am |
  9. LacrosseMom

    Everyday I post the same comment in regards to Iran. Which is..... President Obama is right to keep his reactions to Iran, cautious. All the ayotollahs (sp?) need is the excuse that the U.S. is behind the demonstrations in order to start rounding up the demonstrators and killing people!

    For far too long, the U.S. has been the "policeman" of the world, and frankly, this has hurt our diplomatic efforts and our relationship with many countries.

    I keep saying over and over....... that Democracy and Freedom CAN NOT be .... IMPORTED..... NOR shoved down another country's throat!

    DEMOCRACY & FREEDOM NEEDS TO BE BORN IN THE CITIZENS OF A NATION, FOSTERED BY THEM, FOUGHT FOR BY THEM...... IN THIS CASE THE ........ IRANIANS!

    June 23, 2009 10:35 am at 10:35 am |
  10. Obama votes "Present" on Iran and north Korea

    President Empty Suit is giving the country exactly what he gave the State of Illinois as a State senator - nothing. He voted "Present" on the Iran voting scandal. He voted "Present" as North Korea prepares to launch a missle at the State of Hawaii on the 4th of July. He voted "Present" on his initial big legislative challenge – the stimulus bill, and let Nancy Pelosi's staff drft the bill - to the detriment of all. If the President's teleprompter broke down like Michelle's did, we would never hear from President Oblamo.

    In four years, I can hear his reelection speeches now - "Vote for Change"

    June 23, 2009 10:38 am at 10:38 am |
  11. Independent-Gurnee, IL

    This is definitely the right move. Although I understand the want of some for altruistic reasons to jump in a help those dissenting, we really need to stay out of this. All those that hold a different opinion on this situation should vocalize their plan rather than just provide a dissenting view of Mr. Obama's policies.

    June 23, 2009 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
  12. Scott, Tucson

    Face it, you elected a wimp.

    June 23, 2009 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  13. Refiblicans can't even recognize their own stupidity

    In case they've forgotten, the last time our country assessed the GOP's foreign policy world effect, it was a "nightmare" for the entire world...including our own country. And now...the same GOP idiots in the Senate want to criticize Obama's response for "cheap" political theater points with no long term goal mentioned in their Iran response suggestions. Just like the "no" long term goal philosophy with Iraq. The GOP needs to "shut up"...unless they have any good ideas..

    June 23, 2009 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  14. Post always rejected by CNN

    Iraq, Afganstan, and the rest of the middle East. WHY are the upset with the US? Because during the last eight years we messed in their running of their countries. I agree that Obama could comdemn the oppression of the people of Iran but I think all nations do that.

    If is about time we stopped telling other countries what to do. Diplomacy is the best way to go.

    June 23, 2009 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  15. demwit

    Impotence is indefensible.., better to seek medical attention. Especially when it starts getting young women killed.

    June 23, 2009 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  16. Deborah from KC/RN

    CNN seems to have joined the bandwagon for those desperate for a way to reduce and bring down President Obama. All the headlines and 30 sec sound bites, make it sound as if, everyone is against the President's actions. NOT TRUE. I know why the Republicans do it, simply trying desperatly to regain some semblance of relevency. CNN is doing it because it would make bigger news and give you all something to talk about; if the US got involved directly against Iran. Then your next program would be "DID PRESIDENT OBAMA GET TOO INVOLVED IN IRAN and CAUSE THE MIOVEMENT FOR FREEDOM TO FAIL?" and you would have another week of shows tearing him down for that.

    June 23, 2009 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  17. UNEDUCATED AMERICA

    they are not a democracy- they are not a state of this country- why all the theater for something we as a nation have no business in?

    why haven't we learned from our own history of meddling in Persia's affairs?

    or are we not teaching the history of our arrogant follies of overthrowing their shah, and helping bring Saddam H. to power in iraq?

    Obama should look back to his days of learning about the constitution- and mind his own business, which is upholding the 2 oaths of office he took-

    i'll keep hoping, i guess

    Land of the uneducated sheep- who listen to liars instead of the ones who predict the messes we are in, because they actually followed the Constitution and history.

    Ron Paul was the only one to vote against our condemnation of Iran's own business- the others should be held to teir oath's, and then prosecuted when the free press investigates them-

    i'll keep hoping, i guess

    June 23, 2009 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
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