Archive for June 23rd, 2009
The Chickenhawks Are Back
Much has been said and written in recent days about the way the demonstrators in Tehran have been utilizing new kinds of “social media” to challenge the Iranian theocratic regime. Protesters blog, post to Facebook, and most intriguingly, coordinate their protests on Twitter, the messaging service.
On Twitter, young Iranians and their supporters post reports and links to photos from demonstrations along with accounts of street fighting and casualties around the country. So will this revolution be twitted?
Neocons Paint Obama as Weak on ‘Rogues’
In what appears increasingly to be an orchestrated campaign, right-wing Republicans and Israel-centered neoconservatives are pulling out all the stops in depicting President Barack Obama as “weak” on national security and promoting democracy abroad.
While they have been pressing that charge on Obama since even before he defeated Sen. John McCain in last November’s elections, the past week’s turmoil in Iran – and Obama’s thus-far cautious reaction to it – has raised the volume to fever pitch.