Several prominent bloggers are taking Obama to task for being photographed eating ice cream while Iranian freedom fighters are being slaughtered by the Islamic regime.
John Hinderaker of Powerline makes the following observation:
But that isn’t really a fair comparison; it’s not like Obama should have been holed up in a war room somewhere.
True enough, but we think John might be missing the point. Obama didn’t have to make a photo op out of his trip to the ice cream store. But he did, and it represents a political tone deafness that opens him up to ridicule.
Just as we see images coming from Iran, they see images coming from America. What is going to happen if the revolution succeeds, and the new leadership looks back on what the American president was doing while they were dying for freedom?
They were being slaughtered while Barack ate ice cream. It will be hard for them to avoid remembering that image.
Next time Barack wants to take his kids out for ice cream while young people are dying while trying to unseat our common enemy, perhaps he shouldn’t turn it into a photo op.