US President Barack Obama made a major gesture of conciliation to Iran on Thursday when he admitted US involvement in the 1953 coup which overthrew the government of Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh.Are we now going to be ordered to pay reparations to Iran?
"In the middle of the Cold War, the United States played a role in the overthrow of a democratically elected Iranian government," Obama said during his keynote speech to the Muslim world in Cairo.
It is the first time a serving US president has publicly admitted American involvement in the coup.
The CIA, with British backing, masterminded the coup after Mossadegh nationalised the oil industry, run until then in by the British-owned Anglo-Iranian Oil Company.
President Obama also called the Iraq War "a war of choice". Since President Obama has long claimed he was against the Iraq War and voted against continued funding in the Senate, it is logical to assume President Obama considers this War a Bad Choice. If that is true, how does this quote from CNN (Obama in Egypt reaches out to Muslim world) fit?
He addressed the conflict in Iraq, calling it unlike Afghanistan "a war of choice that provoked strong differences in my country and around the world."This makes the Iraq War a Good Choice, I guess. President Obama appears to be trying to have it both ways. President Obama continued.
"Although I believe that the Iraqi people are ultimately better off without the tyranny of Saddam Hussein ... [Emphasis Mine]
... I also believe that events in Iraq have reminded America of the need to use diplomacy and build international consensus to resolve our problems whenever possible," he said.Apparently Our President has forgotten all the diplomatic actions leading up to the Iraq War. Remember that there were UN Sanctions and No Fly Zones which Saddam Hussein violated repeatedly. Apparently President Obama has forgotten that England, Poland, Australia and 43 other countries made up the Coalition Forces which invaded IRAQ after years of failed diplomatic actions.
This appears to be the pattern of President Obama's trips abroad. Apologize to everyone because it's all the US's fault. What about all the good and great things Americans have done for the world? The Good Ole USA has FREED more Muslims from tyrany than anyone other country in the history of the World. Where is that fact mentioned?