Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Protests in Iran
I'm sure everyone knows about the street protests occurring in Iran right now. Hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (pronounced "I'm-a-dinner-jacket) "won" the election with over 60% of whatever was counted as votes, if anything. This same man denounces Jews at every turn and denies the holocaust. He actively seeks nuclear power, and next to North Koeran leader Kim Jong Mentally Ill, stands as one of America's greastest threats.
I sympathize with the people of Iran (never thought I'd feel that way) as they struggle against a regime which tolerates no opposition. How different were our forefathers as they sought their liberty in the new world? How different would their fate have been from those been massacred in the streets this very minute?
Not that the main opposition candidate, Mir Hossein Mousavi, would have definately been any better, but at least he "appeared" to be the voice of the Iranian people who demand a change from the current brutal regime.
In response, former senator (don't call him 'mam either) Obama has withdrawn the U.S.'s invitation to the annual July 4th Picnic and Sack Race.