In view of President Barack Cater Obama’s inaction against bloody turmoil in Iran, Senator Sir John Winston McCain has given an Iron Curtain Speech to deal with the repressive clerical regime. Even though EU leaders and the US Congress condemned Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, President Obama is still reluctant to pressure the notorious regime in Tehran.
Just as Sir Winston Churchill urged reluctant Americans to stand firmly against Soviet expansionism after World War Ⅱ in the famous Iron Curtain Speech, Senator McCain criticized the President, I do not believe that the president is taking the leadership that is incumbent upon an American president, which we have throughout modern history, and that is to advocate for human rights and freedom, and free elections are one of those fundamentals (“John McCain: President Obama not showing 'leadership'”; Politico; June 17, 2009 and the video).
As I mentioned in the previous post, Barack Obama’s dull response to current violence in Iran reminds me of that of Jimmy Cater in 1979. I have argued again and again that the loss of Iran has imposed a tremendous cost to US foreign policy. Had Iran been a friendly and reliable ally to the West, 9-11 would not have happened and Saddam Hussein could not have pursued a stupidly megalomaniac dream of becoming a Gamal Abdel Nasser. Ever since the United States and Britain demanded Stalin to withdraw the Read Army from northern Iran when World War Ⅱ ended, Iran had been a buffer against Soviet expansionism to the Gulf. Historically and geopolitically, Iran has been such an important strategic keystone in the Middle East.
This is why I argue John McCain’s Churchillian comment vital to prevail our freedom, and to help fellow Iranians. As far as this issue is concerned, There is no liberal America, or conservative America. There is no white America, or black America, but there is the United States of America. Yes, that’s right Mr. President, but are you really loyal to what you said in public?
Former Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfovitz says that both Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush stayed neutral at first, when anti-government riots broke out in the Philippines in 1986 and in the Soviet Union in 1991. However, both presidents decided to endorse the civic power for democracy in the end (“'No Comment' Is Not an Option”; Washington Post; June 19, 2009). As Wolfovitz argues in this column, those interventions were of considerable help to strengthen America’s soft power.
Remember that Harry Truman had become a real global statesman only when he accepted the Iron Curtain Speech by Winston Churchill. It seems to me that Barack Carter Obama is not interested in becoming none of leaders like Truman, Reagan, and Bush Sr. Our fellows in the Middle East, don’t expect so much to current US President. Maybe General David Petraeus is a real savior for you. Don’t give up your Hope for the Change.