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October 14, 2011

A Glass Abode
Posted by Eric Martin

BahrainAt a recent press conference with the President of South Korea, President Obama discussed the alleged plot by Iranian regime elements to assassinate Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the United States. Obama then used that introduction to segue to Iran's hypocritical role in the Arab Spring.

Obama also pointedly accused Iran of being "hypocritical" in its reaction to the Arab Spring and predicted that other Middle Eastern countries will eventually punish Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

"Iran has been hypocritical when dealing with the Arab Spring -- their ability to prop up the Syrian regime when they are killing their own citizens," Obama said.

Iran's hypocrisy in the present instance is based on its rhetorical support for pro-democracy movements on the one hand, and, on the other, its continued material support of the Syrian regime despite its brutal crackdown of just such a protest movement.

The Obama administration, on the other hand, would never offer rhetorical support for those seeking freedom, while supporting a regime in the region engaged in the violent suppression of a pro-democracy movement.

Because that would be hypocritical.

(photo credit: PressTV)

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