The Republican Party has been attacking President Obama for failure to speak out against the crackdown in Iran. Obama has been attempting to prevent the Iranian government from using his words in being critical of demonstrators. After Obama finally made some comments, President Ahmadinejad swung into the attack by claiming his words were similar to those of George Bush. Only the Iranian people can fight for their freedom since outside nations simply have no leverage on the Iranian government and their words fall on deaf ears. Opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi continued to blame Ahmadinejad for rigging the election. Grand Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri, an opponent of Khamenei spoke bluntly: “if iranians cannot talk about their legitimate rights at peaceful gatherings and are instead suppressed, complexities will build up which could possible uproot the foundations of the government, no matter how powerful.”
The confusion of the Iranian government is best exemplified by its throwing the family of Neda Soltan from their apartment, refusing to allow a funeral and burying the young girl whose death was shown all over the world. The Iranian government is now claiming her death was staged by British television and that she really was a member of the Basij militia. If she was a member of the Basij militia, then why isn’t her family being allowed to bury her?
How does one explain to McCain, Rush, Ann and other ignorant leaders of the Republican party that the United States must remain out of this conflict?