Better late than never.

President Obama has finally condemned Iran for the brutal repression of the rightful aspirations of its people. I am not naive enough to think that this represents any kind of sea change in Obama’s policy of “If I am nice enough and turn a blind eye to reality, gosh darnit these countries will like us” foreign policy. Rather it is more likely that Obama has rightly concluded that further silence on this issue will damage his credibility even further and that the risks of speaking out are outweighed – in this one instance.

All that said, this was, even if late, the right thing to say.

ht to AceofSpades