George Will says it’s foolish to knock Obama for lack of fiery rhetoric regarding situation in Iran
Even this guy occasionally gets it right:
UPDATE: Conservative columnist Peggy Noonan also defends President Obama’s handling of the Iranian crisis.
In THIS PIECE for the Wall Street Journal, Noonan writes:
To insist the American president, in the first days of the rebellion, insert the American government into the drama was shortsighted and mischievous. The ayatollahs were only too eager to demonize the demonstrators as mindless lackeys of the Great Satan Cowboy Uncle Sam, or whatever they call us this week. John McCain and others went quite crazy insisting President Obama declare whose side America was on, as if the world doesn’t know whose side America is on. “In the cause of freedom, America cannot be neutral,” said Rep. Mike Pence. Who says it’s neutral?
This was Aggressive Political Solipsism at work: Always exploit events to show you love freedom more than the other guy…
UPDATE II: Right-winger Pat Buchanan, too, is DEFENDING OBAMA in this matter.