UPDATE at 3:08pm: From the Twitter page of CBS News’ Mark Knoller:
“Obama just took his daughters for ice cream at a place in Alexandria. Obama seen with cup of frozen custard.”
Well, in his defense, he’s worked really hard today in delivering that one statement. He needs a break. /sarc
UPDATE at 1:10pm: Charles Krauthammer was on Fox News about a 1/2 hour ago, discussing Obama and Iran. I captured the audio with my iPhone, but will put up the video if it becomes available. Here’s the interview:
UPDATE at 12:23pm: “There’s a very basic lesson here: For great powers, studied neutrality isn’t an option.”
That’s from Mark Steyn’s National Review column this morning.
UPDATE at 11:40am: It took Obama until 2:40pmET to issue a statement on the violence in Iran. That’s deplorable.
Here’s what he said:
“The Iranian government must understand that the world is watching. We mourn each and every innocent life that is lost. We call on the Iranian government to stop all violent and unjust actions against its own people. The universal rights to assembly and free speech must be respected, and the United States stands with all who seek to exercise those rights.”
Took him seven hours to issue that statement. SEVEN hours.
UPDATE at 11:32am: HotAir has a horrifying video of a young woman dying after being shot by a Basij militia member. Meanwhile, our president stays silent this morning.
If I hear one more person say, “He knows what he’s doing, it’d be worse if we got involved,” I’m going to go nuts. Denouncing murder is not “getting involved.” It’s common sense, and our president has none.
UPDATE at 10:03am: Iranian students are being shot by “riot police.” Keep praying everyone.
Let’s sure hope so.
Please keep the Iranian dissidents in your thoughts and prayers today, as they once again bravely stand up to Khamenei and his thuggish regime. This isn’t about the election anymore, as Charles Krauthammer wrote yesterday:
People aren’t dying in the street because they want a recount of hanging chads in suburban Isfahan. They want to bring down the tyrannical, misogynist, corrupt theocracy that has imposed itself with the very baton-wielding goons that today attack the demonstrators.
This started out about election fraud. But like all revolutions, it has far outgrown its origins. What’s at stake now is the very legitimacy of this regime — and the future of the entire Middle East.
Winston at “The Spirit of Man” blog will have continuous updates on the protests in Iran, so make sure to check in with him early and often. He has already reported hearing of “intense clashes” in Tehran, and posts this video as evidence of that. Heavy gunfire can be heard throughout the clip.
This is from Winston’s most update at 7:25am:
Reports of street fighting in Tehran. The blogger says “Tehran protesters coming in waves, will go on till dark & beyond. This no longer rally but street fighting“.
Since Fox News is showing financial programming (to their great shame), you can watch CNN’s live coverage here.