Michael Leeden writes about internal affairs in Iran relatively frequently, and this column offers some evidence for serious problems for the regime of the mullahs.
It’s odd that one tack the Democrats may attempt this fall is to argue for Barack Obama’s foreign policy success. As Leeden points out, Iran and Syria have been directly responsible for numerous American deaths and terrorist attacks, yet Obama has failed to offer any assistance to the increasingly powerful opposition groups in both those countries. Instead, his assistance has gone to opposition groups in Egypt and Libya, helping to topple two regimes that were certainly oppressive to their populations, but they were far less violent and repressive than either Iran or Syria, nor were they actively opposing U.S. interests in the world, as are Iran and Syria.
It makes one suspect that our President’s foreign policy ambitions are limited to advancing his own political interests rather than his country’s foreign policy interests.