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Panetta Joins Criticism of Obama’s Failure to Back Iran’s Green Revolution

President Obama’s former CIA Director and Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta Tuesday joined critics of Obama’s failure to support the massive 2009 Green Revolution in Iran.

Panetta told CNN:

I do think that that was an appropriate time for the United States to have sent a clearer message that we stand by those who try to represent the rights of people. That’s what the United States is all about. And it would have been important to have sent that message at the time.

At the time, of course, Obama so coveted an eventual nuclear deal with Iran and “normalization” of relations that he put his won priorities over those of the Iranian people. The movement was crushed, and Iran got its nuclear weapons program accepted by Obama – as long as they toned down their program for about a dozen years – and the freeing up of billions in sanctions, which have helped further prop up the regime.

Later this month, President Trump faces a decision on whether to scrap the deal by deciding whether to continue waiving sanctions against Iran. It is inconceivable to me that Trump will keep the money flowing to the mullahs while Iranians are being killed in the streets fighting for their freedom.

Good for Jake Tapper, who often shows less bias than others in the MSM, for asking the question.

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3 Responses to Panetta Joins Criticism of Obama’s Failure to Back Iran’s Green Revolution

  1. No doubt that Panetta has figured out Obama was an enabler of Iran’s ayatollahs and an enthusiastic funder of terrorism of world wide terrorism via the “Iran Deal” which gave the terrorists in Iran billions of $ to fund their activities.

  2. How does one show “less bias”? Less pregnant, less crazy, less poor, what? Geez.
    He might not jump on every Trump beat-down, but bias is not measured in degrees.
    About Iran: Obama had pressure put on him by his ever present advisor – Valerie Jarrett- a Iranian/American with family ties to Iran.
    The debate about Obama’s ties to or belief in Islam has never been decided, but it is apparent that he was never a Christian or a Jew or a supporter of American policy in the Middle East.

  3. Gee Mr. Panetta, You’re just now getting around to commenting about the 2009 Green Revolution? You’re a couple years too late. You really should have expressed your “honest” opinion and sage advice BACK in 2009, when it may have made a difference!