In my opinion, McCain went too far, and Obama so far has the amount of expressed concern about right. McCain foolishly indicated in his statement that we Westerners should seek to end the theocratic regime in Iran and Obama expressed a kind of vague concern. Does McCain think that the mullahs are going to do anything that will tend toward an end to their power? What does he want us to do, invade the country? Silly.
On "Hardbrain," David Ignatius and Bob Baer held forth on the need to avoid "telegraphing" American support for the incipient change in Iran. Could that be more obvious? I doubt it. All the while, the childlike Matthews gushed about Obama's stylishness, wisdom, wit, etc.
Ignatius and Baer hinted at the underlying dilemma. Let us assume for a minute that the street demonstrations do not die out, that they become more violent and that Musavi does not accept whatever kind of deal Khamemei, the pseudo grand Ayatollah eventually offers, what then?
Does the United States stand by for weeks or months while the Bassij and the police stamp out resistance? This is what we did to the Hungarians in 1956, or do we seek to use every diplomatic and information tool at our disposal to support them?
I can hear it now, the plaintive bleating… Oh, no, not interference in Iran's internal affairs, not that!! pl