As key Republicans are exposed as hypocrites on "family values" they have collectively shown themselves to be hypocrites on foreign policy issues.
When Iranians elected their first democratic government under Mohammed Mossadegh, Truman resisted demands from Churchill, the Republicans and U. S. security agencies to overthrow Mossadegh and replace him with a dictator who would do the American's bidding. When Republican Eisenhower came to office with John Foster Dulles as Secretary of State, the CIA was given free rein in Iran using assassination, kidnapping, torture and intimidation to overthrow their democratically elected government. I'm talking about the same CIA that hired Klaus Barbie, the Nazi 'butcher of Lyon' and smuggled him out of Europe to work for them in Bolivia, the same CIA that trained death squads and torturers throughout the Americas and under the dictatorship of the Shah of Iran - coincidently the same CIA that according to John Boehner would never lie to Nancy Pelosi.
Now these same Republicans who set out to destroy democracy wherever it appeared on the planet including Iran are attacking president Obama for not being more supportive of Iranians demonstrating against a crooked election. The fact is, that if the Republicans were in office, their administration - if history is a guide - would be supporting those weilding the truncheons. tear gas and machine guns.
In fact, the Republicans are exploiting the blood courageously shed by Iranian demonstrators to launch a cowardly attack against Obama simply to improve their chances in the next mid-term elections.
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