President Barack Obama's administration said earlier this month it would invite Iran to US embassy barbecues for the national holiday for the first time since the two nations severed relations following the 1979 Islamic revolution.
"There's no thought to rescinding the invitations to Iranian diplomats," State Department spokesman Ian Kelly told reporters.
"We have made a strategic decision to engage on a number of fronts with Iran," Kelly said. "We tried many years of isolation, and we're pursuing a different path now."Disgusting.
I hope they think about this girl when they are eating their hot dogs. That's Neda, the young girl who was shot through the heart on Saturday as she watched the protests. She was 27.
There's a website for her now and a proper memorial.
I understand the limitations that Obama is under as far as what he can do with Iran right now. I get it. But the continued displays of merriment are too much. People are dying in the streets while he goes out for ice cream, plays golf, hosts parties in the White House, grills with Bobby Flay and plans a luau.
Back off. Show some respect. Show some class.