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Obama, who has been accused by some Republicans of being too timid in his response to events in Iran, declared himself "appalled and outraged" by the deaths and intimidation in Teheran's streets — and scoffed at suggestions he was toughening his rhetoric in response to the criticism.
Originally posted by stander
Obama's initial measured response wasn't "timid"; it was more or less comparative. It's obvious that in comparison to what kind of violence has been going on in Iraq on regular basis, the unrest in Teheran was akin to a road rage skirmish.
BAGHDAD – A bomb ripped through a crowded market in Baghdad's main Shiite district on Wednesday, killing at least 69 people and wounding more than 100 less than a week before a deadline for U.S. combat troops to leave Iraq's urban areas.
A series of blasts this week have killed more than 160 people, as U.S. and Iraqi officials warned they expected more violence before the U.S. withdrawal from cities.