He also said that comments by Iranian officials blaming the United States, Britain and other Western nations for inciting the protests were “patently false” and a “tired strategy to use old tensions to scapegoat other countries” that will not work.
From the transcript:
The Iranian people are trying to have a debate about their future. Some in Iran -- some in the Iranian government, in particular, are trying to avoid that debate by accusing the United States and others in the West of instigating protests over the elections.
These accusations are patently false. They're an obvious attempt to distract people from what is truly taking place within Iran's borders.
This is clearly contradicted be printed and readily available sources such as those linked to on this blog in the last two days.
So why didn't the NY Times, a supposed record of repute not note that Obama made a clearly false statement?
Where are the so called "liberal" bloggers who had much to say when GW Bush was doing the lying?
Where are the black people who had much to say when Bush was doing the lying? Where are they?
Where are the twits? Huh? Where are the Move On e-mails?
Where are the poets who had much to say about Bush lying?
Where are these hypocrites? They are, in the words of the Great One in DC "distract[ed] people from what is truly taking place within Iran's borders."