June 23, 2009

Some people didn't get the Rushbot talking points

Republicans are growing increasingly critical of Prez Obama's Iran policy. Except for Richard Lugar and Henry Kissinger, two of the most respected foreign policy minds in Washington, that is. Oh, and this guy who served under some republican president:

Richard Murphy, a career diplomat who served as assistant secretary of state for Near Eastern and South Asian affairs in the Reagan administration, said Mr Obama should continue to stay out of an internal Iranian political fight.

“To throw our weight around at this point in time is not going to help who we might like to see come out on top. It’s the kiss of death,” Mr Murphy said. "Anything we say is going to be useless … it’s just a feel-good gesture on the part of certain politicians.”