When Polish dockworkers stood against the might of the Soviet Union, Ronald Reagan spoke immediately and loudly about absolute principles, such as freedom and the dignity of man:
The Polish nation, speaking through Solidarity, has provided one of the brightest, bravest moments of modern history. The people of Poland are giving us an imperishable example of courage and devotion to the values of freedom in the face of relentless opposition. Left to themselves, the Polish people would enjoy a new birth of freedom. But there are those who oppose the idea of freedom, who are intolerant of national independence, and hostile to the European values of democracy and the rule of law.
Two Decembers ago, freedom was lost in Afghanistan; this Christmas, it’s at stake in Poland. But the torch of liberty is hot. It warms those who hold it high. It burns those who try to extinguish it.
Obama, a man of no fixed principles, has had to wait to get in touch with his inner feelings before he could say anything:
Said White House press secretary Robert Gibbs of Obama: “I think he has been moved what we’ve seen on television. I think particularly so by images of women in Iran who have stood up for their right to demonstrate, to speak out and to be heard.”
Gibbs said Monday that Obama continues to have “concerns and questions” about the way Iran’s presidential election was conducted this month.
Aside from demonstrating a complete absence of leadership, Obama is painting a very good picture of himself as a pathetic excuse for a human being.