Fact Check: Was Obama 'silent' on Iran 2009 protests?
October 8th, 2012
03:34 PM ET
10 years ago

Fact Check: Was Obama 'silent' on Iran 2009 protests?

(CNN) - In what his campaign billed as a "major foreign policy speech" Monday, lasting about 20 minutes, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney took on President Obama's handling of protests in Iran after disputed elections three years ago.

Demonstrators were met with deadly violence by the government.


Filed under: Iran • Mitt Romney • President Obama
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  1. Namejkane sfl a vote for lady parts romney the tax cheat and lyin lady parts ryan willcut your moms medicare and soc sec . .can you afford to pay for them???

    Romney the she review ,will have us in wars all over the world in no time to pay back his campaign ious,
    But he won't get elected,

    October 8, 2012 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |

    Hussein Obama supports the terrorists in the middle east. Financially and with air support he did just that and our Ambassador Chris Stevens (rest his soul) to Libya dead for his ignorance.

    October 8, 2012 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  3. 4moreyears

    So he did say something once again Romney lies and distorts the truth to try and make himself look good. They def not worried about fact checkers. CNN just said that he did say something. SMH

    October 8, 2012 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |

    No he wasn't silent about Iran's protests. Willard consistently lies and distorts the truth. That should trouble everyone. He won't waste anytime committing American troops to intervention where ever on the globe.

    October 8, 2012 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  5. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Prince Harry and William both serve in their countries military, in fact Harry's in Afghan, does this make Romney's five(5) sons "Kings" or something as why they can't serve voluntarily. What's up with them?

    October 8, 2012 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  6. myviewis

    Governor Romney is completely correct, Obama waited 6 days to comment (funny Obama also waited 6 days to visit New Orleans when it was hit by Hurricane Isaac) ""While Obama initially opted for a muted response".

    Do Democrats think people forget these things???????

    October 8, 2012 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  7. Gurgyl

    GOP thugs evade tax. These GOP pigs do not have any idea of foreign policy., nor diplomacy...

    October 8, 2012 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  8. enough change already

    shouldn't some of this change amount to some dollars? instead we are all worse off financially while the president piles on the national debt to insure our future is just as bleak. vote for romney or big bird for that matter, anyone but obama!!

    October 8, 2012 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  9. ThinkAgain: Hey, networks, fact-check the debates in real-time and put it in the crawl!

    @myviewis and other knee-jerk Obama-haters: Unlike Mittens, President Obama actually thinks before he shoots his mouth off. President Obama also got national security and other briefings, which Mittens didn't have regarding the Iranian protests.

    Iran is a tinderbox; Mittens, who did everything under the sun to avoid serving in the military and whose sons have done the same, would have our country go to war at the drop of a hat. Our country needs a leader who can actually think things through, not some short-term Johnny who doesn't have a clue as to the long-term consequences of his actions.

    Obama/Biden 2012 = The only sane choice

    October 8, 2012 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  10. ThinkAgain: Hey, networks, fact-check the debates in real-time and put it in the crawl!

    @DEMOCRATS ARE IN FACT and yada yada: "Hussein Obama supports the terrorists in the middle east."

    Oooooh, you used the President's middle name ... Ooooh.

    Anyway, if President Obama is such a great supporter of terrorists in the Middle East, then please explain his order eliminating bin Laden and all the drone strikes that have decimated al Qaeda's leadership ...


    October 8, 2012 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  11. ThinkAgain: Hey, networks, fact-check the debates in real-time and put it in the crawl!

    Pathetic to read all these Obama-haters trying to score political points off the murder of four U.S. citizens in Libya.

    We you this vocal when GW Bush ignored the August 6, 2001 Presidential Daily Briefing warning that as Qaeda was determined to attack the US using airplanes – and opted instead to go on vacation in Texas?


    October 8, 2012 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |