In recent days the largest protests since 2009 have rocked Iran. The protestors have taken to the streets to protest the unelected cleric elite in the country, Iran’s foreign policy in the region, and Iran’s poor economy. Senator Lindsey Graham, while being interviewed by Face The Nation, used the protests to criticize former President Obama’s policies in Iran. Senator Graham has long been a critic of the Iran Nuclear deal and the removal of sanctions from Iran. He indicated that the protests were a result of the fact that the people were not getting any of the benefits of the removal of the sanctions. He also feels they are using the money to rebuild their military, and are playing havoc with foreign policy in the Middle East.
President Obama’s handling of Iran has always been one of the more controversial parts of his legacy. Starting with his slow response to condemn the Iranian government about their response to the 2009 protests about a disputed election to the Iran Nuclear deal. Iran is a sore spot for a lot of his detractors. Senator Graham’s remarks on Face The Nation raise a question: Have President Obama’s policies towards Iran been a failure?
Face The Nation’s interview with Senator Lindsey Graham:
Have President Obama’s policies towards Iran been a failure? Did President Obama continually side with Iran’s government over its people? Or, are the current protests proof that his policies worked?
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