Obama Gets Slightly Tougher on Iran


For Republican critics who seemingly won’t be satisfied until President Obama personally goes to Iran and punches Ayatollah Khamenei in the face, today was at least a step in the right direction. At his roseless press conference this afternoon, Obama offered his harshest condemnation of the Iranian government’s crackdown so far. “The United States and the international community have been appalled and outraged by the threats, beatings, and imprisonments of the last few days,” he said. He also expressed skepticism about the legitimacy of the landslide victory of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. “It’s not an isolated incident, a little grumbling here or there. There is significant questioning about the outcome of the election.” [Politico]