Will We Back Resistance in Iran?
This afternoon in Louisville at the University of Louisville, Vice President Bite Me spoke about the Egyptian anti-government protests and President Mubarak stepping down. And Vice President Bite Me said he was not gonna talk about Egypt and then talked about Egypt for five minutes.
BIDEN: I don’t want to get ahead of him. That’s not a good thing to do. (laughter) But all kidding aside, this is a pivotal moment in history. It’s a pivotal moment in not only Middle East history but in history, I would argue. We have said from the beginning as an administration that this unrest, that the future of Egypt will be determined by the Egyptian people.
RUSH: I just want to remind you, folks, we have a story from the New York Times today: “Iran Presses Opposition to Refrain From Rally.” The mullahs and Ahmadinejad are telling anti-government, pro-democratic protesters, “You better not show up. You better not do what they’re doing in Egypt.” “Iran’s authorities have increased pressure on the country’s political opposition days before a rally proposed by opposition leaders in support of the popular uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt.” And Ahmadinejad said, “You better not do it.” Now, where will we come down? Where will our country be? Where will our media be? Will our media and our administration support an uprising in Iran against the mullahs there? Will Obama deliver a speech that begins, (imitating Obama) “People, blah, blah, blah, blah, Iran, blah, blah,” the reverb. What will Obama say to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s opposition in Iran who want to hold a similar rally? Will there be a speech? If not, why not? I’m just asking the questions. Here’s Biden saying, “I don’t want to get ahead here of this Egypt. I really don’t want to say much about it.”