Saturday, June 20, 2009

Neocons Were Right

The people of Iran are demonstrating to the world that America's neocons were right all along -- by planting democracy in the heart of the Middle East, we have emboldened the people of the region to fight their despotic rulers. First in Lebanon, and now in Iran, the people increasingly look at Iraq, and recall the images of purple fingers raised proudly to show they have voted, and these people are saying to themselves, "Why not here? Why not us?"

Freedom is a universal human desire. Even in the face of bloodshed.

Hope for Iran

Who isn't moved by the images trickling out of Iran, and filled with hope that this may finally be the end of that country's vile regime? If the people of Iran can topple the theocracy, it would encourage peace in the region. If the uprising fails, the regime may be encouraged to clamp down even more, and to become more belligerent in its international dealings, seeking to use hatred of (or even war against) Israel to unify its people and distract them from domestic affairs.

Say a prayer for the people of Iran.