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Protests in Iran are a Yearn for Freedom; Protests in US are a Yearn for Tear-Gas

Bush and his administration are unable to rally support for any new “regime changes” in Iran or elsewhere for the time being. And there’s an assured backlash against such “nukular” rhetoric that Iran is developing or seeking to develop or somebody’s old roommate in college knows a guy who’s friends with a guy who went to America to become a nuclear scientist.

So when there’s a protest in Tehran against the government of Iran, out come the hordes of right-wing echo chambers to claim the oppression of these unfortunate souls by the evil tyrants who want nothing more than to kill babies, chop them up and put them in their Wheaties in the morning. Being the front-runner in this farce representation of diplomacy, President Bush said Sunday that the demonstrations showed a yearning for freedom. Whoa there Mr. President, when hundreds of thousands marched in DC, New York and San Francisco, where was your unbridled enthusiasm and eagerness to help encourage them? Unless tear-gas is a form of support for an opposing position, I may be missing something about the democratic process.

He went on to say: ”I believe that someday, freedom will prevail everywhere, because freedom is a powerful drive.” Well, as one American to the rest of the world, I should warn everyone that some freedom is laser-guided and will flatten your house.

Posted by Stephen VanDyke at June 17, 2003 5:09 PM