Wednesday, June 24, 2009

A week late, Mr President!

Before they vanish into the Persian Gulag, the green revolutionaries of Tehran are being paraded before the cameras to confess to their sins, in scenes reminiscent of the Soviet show trials of the 1930s. Some still bear the cuts and bruises inflicted upon them by Ahmadinejad's storm troopers, the Basij militia, who went out by night and captured the troublemakers they'd identified during the day. Not a few are now dead.

For his part, Obama is 'appalled and outraged' by the electoral atrocity in Iran. Nice timing, Mr President! Where the hell were you a week ago, when the green revolution might have benefited from your support?

And indeed it's not really the Iranians who needed you to speak up, these seven sad days--it's we, the Americans. You're supposed to be leading us, not following us. Blue skies! -- Dan Ford

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