A post by Pat
Charles Krauthammer critiques the President’s remarks about the Iran uprising.
Flaccid words. Meaningless words.
This is a revolution in the streets. Revolutions happen quickly. There is a moment here in which if the thugs in the street who are shooting in the crowds stop shooting, it’s over and the regime will fall. The courage of the demonstrators and the boldness isn’t only a demonstration of courage, it is a indication of a shift in the balance of power. The regime is weakening. This is a hinge of history. Everything in the region will change if the regime is to change. Obama ought to be strong out there and saying to the illegitimate government, we stand shoulder to shoulder with the people in the street. He talks about diplomacy. He should be urging our Western allies who have relations to cut them off, isolate the regime, to ostracize it. He ought to be going in the U.N., every forum, denouncing it. This is a moment in history and he’s missing it.
Maybe the President’s problem is that he can see only himself as the Lever of History. He is The One. This is his time. Not only is it inconceivable to him that other people might be changing history, it’s a damn nuisance to hear about these things while he’s on vacation (News Interrupts Obama’s Hawaii Vacation).