The Washington Post Editorializes in Support of Iranian Tyranny
In this photo taken by an individual not employed by the Associated Press and obtained by the AP outside Iran, demonstrators gather to protest against Iran’s weak economy, in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017. A wave of spontaneous protests over Iran’s weak economy swept into Tehran on Saturday, with college students and others chanting against the government just hours after hard-liners held their own rally in support of the Islamic Republic’s clerical establishment. (AP Photo)
Even as bodies drop in the streets of Iranian cities:
The best the Washington Post can do is offer up a plateful of banalities and platitudes while pushing their real agenda: preservation of Obama’s legacy.
At the same time, Mr. Trump should avoid acts that would undercut the protests and empower the regime’s hard-liners. Foremost among these would be a renunciation of the 2015 nuclear accord. That would divide the United States from European governments when they should be coordinating their response to the uprising, and it would give the regime an external threat against which to rally. Reform of the nuclear accord can wait. Now is the time for Mr. Trump to focus on supporting the people of Iran.
This is actually obscene.
If the Europeans are going to support the Tehran regime, they weren’t allies to begin with and their views on Iran deserve the same dismissal we owe to Samantha Power, Ben Rhodes, Susan Rice, John Kerry, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Joe Biden and the legion of Democrat politicians who actively worked to keep this odious regime from failing. Suspending the nuclear deal for the correct reason–that would be Iran’s suppression of dissent–would be a powerful message to the regime and to the people that the world is not going to continue to reward a terrorist government for being terrorists.
All the Post is trying to do here is preserve Obama’s legacy and prevent people from remembering the Post’s own craptacular role in propping up the “moderates” in Tehran so they could foment destruction across the Middle East.