Obama refuses to call Iran 'absurd'

Following up on my earlier post on the new conference, President Obama appears to have made a careful omission in his opening remarks at his news conference on Tuesday.

According to his prepared remarks emailed out to the press list, Obama was supposed to say the following about Iranian officials saying the U.S. for interfering in the election.
The Iranian people are trying to have a debate about their future. Some in the Iranian government are trying to avoid that debate by accusing the United States and others outside of Iran of instigating protests over the elections. These accusations are patently false and absurd.

Obama didn't say that though; he left off the word "absurd."

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