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Why Medvedev Can Meet Ahmadinejad – But Obama Cannot: Novosti of Russia

Commenting on the criticism President Obama has been receiving for not more roundly condemning the Iranian regime after the June 12 election, this article from Russia raises the question: Is it an advantage for Russia that it’s President can meet with the likes of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, because it ‘doesn’t try to preach to others or impose morality’?

According to this article for Russia’s Novosti News Agencyby analyst Dmitriy Babich, America has cornered itself diplomatically with its hypocritical, holier-than-thou pronouncements, which is not only dangerous to the United States, but the world at large.

For Novosti, Dmitriy Babich writes in part:

“The ‘moral clarity’ of any given moment could prove a dangerous thing, not only for Obama and the United States, but for the entire world.

“It turns out that the United States supports the choice of the people – if and only if the candidate they favor is one of America’s allies. Opposition candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi is not, evidently, one of these people.

“For many years, we Russians have tried not try to preach to others or impose morality, so we have no problem with our image when choosing partners for negotiations.”

By Dmitriy Babich

Translated By Yekaterina Blinova

June 19, 2009

Russia – Novosti – Original Article (Russian)

American President Barack Obama has a new problem: Congressmen and journalists have criticized him for an overly “soft” response to the suppression of opposition protests in Iran. Indeed, Obama’s statement that he “respects the decision of the Iranian people,” made at the very moment that the “guardians of the Islamic revolution” were dispersing student demonstrations, sounded like a sign of weakness to the ears of many Americans.

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  • Silhouette


    Didn’t take long for Papa Bear to show up now did it.?…

    I said to wait and see who showed up to stabilize the region …how it would be telling. Sure as sugar…

  • shannonlee

    We must admit that the two countries are remarkably similar. They both have fake elections. They both have supreme leaders that have appointed their Presidents. One is run by mullahs, the other, the KGB.

    The list really does go on and on.

  • Well, he can bow, kiss his ring, and call him “Supreme Leader” all he wants… but these blood-soaked tyrants are laughing at Obambi. It doesn’t matter what Obama says to the Mullahs now… they lost all respect for him when he started sending them adoring fan mail. They know this smiley plastic mannequin isn’t going to do anything.

    Ronald Reagan’s support of Poland’s Solidarity in the dark days of the Soviet-ordered crackdown is the model here… not the preposterous straw-man argument of “what are you going to do, invade?” disingenuously presented by the do-nothing, Obama-pologist left.

    And isn’t this what George W Bush told you was going to happen in the Middle East in the wake of Iraq’s liberation?

    Maybe that’s why Barack Obama has so little apparent interest in finishing the job in Iran… no matter how much it benefits the US and free world.

    That, and the fact that he’s already piled all his chips on legitimizing this vile regime- and a democratic revolution at this point would be downright embarrassing for him.

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