Dare We Hope . . .

by Pejman Yousefzadeh on October 16, 2009

That Andrew Sullivan has finally learned that Barack Obama’s strategy in addressing the human and political rights violations is a failure? Dare we hope that he has learned that the Administration gave up a valuable opportunity to both agitate for a greater respect for rights in Iran, and an opportunity to show the world that the Islamic regime is illegitimate? Dare we hope that he understands that the Obama Administration had a chance–by denouncing the depredations of the regime–to limit the regime’s freedom of action on a variety of issues, to gain a rhetorical advantage in any negotiations, and to increase the chances for positive political change in Iran?

Sullivan repeatedly reminds us to “know hope.” Kind of hard to do that when the policies of the Obama Administration repeatedly serve to snuff hope out.

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