What Should The US Say?

Philip Klein speaks with Amir Fakhravar, who has been "jailed and tortured in Iran for advocating democracy and speaking out against the Iranian government" and remains in touch with reformers:

“Right now, (Obama) could say, ‘America stands for freedom and democracy, and as a United States president, I want to stand behind all of the freedom fighters in the world that are fighting peacefully to have democracy and freedom,’” Fakhravar said. “That’s the American Dream. I don’t know why he didn’t say that. He said, ‘this is none of our business.’”

Actually, of course, he did state his support for nonviolence and freedom of expression. And when you see Khamenei's attempt to play the foreign interference card this morning, you see the deeper wisdom of Obama's approach.

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