It was a bad idea when it was first floated, and would be an even worse idea now. A new round of violent protests has broken out in Tehran, resulting in the death of, among others, the nephew of opposition leader Mousavi. There was also a dramatic attempt to free two men condemned to hang ( Gateway Pundit has a series of must-read reports).
Obama’s sniffish disdain for pro-Democracy movements is a recipe for the consolidation of tyrannical regimes abroad and we can only hope that he wakes up one day soon and smells the smoke billowing out of his smoldering foreign policy.
Update: Much more from the brilliant Charles Krauthammer.