December 23, 2011

Obama: Politics before leadership (part 2)

Another reminder about what motivates president Obama more than leadership - politics.  In this case, afraid to do something about a brutal Iranian regime, the president still tries to come across as thoughtful and nuanced and strong.  Why?  Because what happens in Iran doesn't matter as much as how it impacts the president at home.  If that wasn't the case, why was Egypt handled differently?  Or Libya?  Because Obama had to come across as both sensitive to the freedoms of others and also a little tougher than before.

First Iran;

Then Egypt, when Obama was still stinging from doing nothing during the Iranian Green Revolution;

And finally, Libya which he somehow sees as different than both Egypt and Iran;

Why the inconsistencies?  Oh right, this:

And the politics before leadership motif.

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