Of all the non-responses Barack Obama has given to date regarding the Iranian uprising, I think this one is the most disturbing:
You've seen in Iran some initial reaction from the Supreme Leader that indicates he understands the Iranian people have deep concerns about the election.
Did the President of the United States just defer to an unelected religious dictator? Did the Barack Obama stoop to using the clown's fawning title in a public statement? Did he really suggest that a terrorist warlord was worthy of either deference or trust? Seriously?
Apparently, this is what passes for wisdom in the Obama Administration. From today's WaPo, in an article that was clearly sourced from deep within the White House:
The political unrest in Iran presents the Obama administration with a dilemma: keep quiet to pursue a nuclear deal with Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the country's supreme leader, or heed calls to respond more supportively to the protesters there -- and risk alienating the Shiite cleric.
So, in pursuit of a deal with a barbarian fanatic, The One is refusing to offer even tepid support to the millions of people living under Khamenei's boot, all based on the fantasy that a pack of vicious thugs who've spent the last three decades working dilligently to kill Americans can be convinced to do things they clearly think aren't in their own interests... if we're just nice enough to them.
So much for the "reality-based community." This particular plan has about as much in common with reality as The Force or Hobbiton.