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When Will Obama Go Green?

The Post urges the president "to fully embrace" Iran's antigovernment movement.

2:00 PM, Jun 14, 2010 • By VICTORINO MATUS
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In case you missed it (as can be the case with weekend editorials), the Saturday edition of the Washington Post contained a strong editorial recommending President Obama lend his full support to the demonstrators and reformers in Iran.

[A]s Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) pointed out in a powerful speech before the group also on Thursday, the president has hesitated to "unleash America's full moral power to support the Iranian people." Mr. Obama clings to the hope that the radical clique in Tehran will eventually agree to negotiate in good faith—"an assumption," Mr. McCain noted, that "seems totally at odds with the character of this Iranian regime." ... Mr. Obama's strategy hasn't slowed Iran's nuclear program or its aggressions toward Iraq, Lebanon or Israel. The popular discontent reflected in the Green Movement offers another avenue for action, one that is more in keeping with America's ideals. It's time for the president to fully embrace it.

I'm not exactly holding my breath, though.

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