Video: Obama’s testy press conference posted at 9:17 pm on June 23, 2009 by AllahpunditBecause he never didn't condemn brutality... He said it's not our business to take sides. Which is different from his condemning brutality.
A nifty compilation from TPM, although the only moment that rises to true snottiness, I think, is his high-handed reminder that he’s the president in response to the question about McCain. Don’t get mad just because you had to be dragged kicking and screaming to the podium to denounce shooting unarmed women in the heart, champ.
In his defense, he has a right to be testy: His agenda’s collapsing. Exit question via Jim Treacher: How is it that Obama was a genius yesterday for not condemning Iranian brutality and tomorrow he’ll be heralded as a genius for condemning it today? I guess he’s just super-keen on timing, huh?
This is almost as bad as the Ice Cream Fiasco on Father's day. His having ice cream with your kids while another nation (with whom we have NO diplomatic relations and whom we are perceived as "the Great Satan" by) has internal, non-threatening difficulties is not the same as Bush's playing guitar while a major American city (a domestic issue) drowns. Bush had power, authority and responsibility regarding New Orleans. All of which he failed to use.
Like it or not, what is happening inside Iran is none of our damn business.