Wednesday, February 23, 2011
It is interesting to contrast President Obama’s actions towards Egypt during its protests with his tepid support of protesters in Iran. Towards the end of Hosni Mubarak’s time in office, President Obama made it abundantly clear that he wanted Mubarak to step down. When asked at a press conference, President Obama stated that he felt that protesters in Iran should have the same rights as Egyptians have to voice opposition to their government. He qualified this statement of support with the statement that America did not have the right to the the Iranian government what to do.
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