Commentary Magazine


Much Better

At today’s press conference Barack Obama said he’s “appalled” and “outraged” by the violence in Iran. He added, “The Iranian people have a universal right to assembly and free speech,” and even ended with a “must” for the Iranian leadership:  The regime “must govern through consent, and not coercion.”

In typical Obama fashion, he still calls this “bearing witness,” but it is actually an encouraging turnaround.