June 15, 2003
Hoder has a very personal, direct and no nonesense style of writing that comes across well in his Farsi blog but isn't often well reflected in his English one. So it's nice when you do see it show up in English as well. I wish he'd write more this way and in English.
I couldn't agree with him more here. Tell me what you think.
Posted by Pedram at June 15, 2003 07:03 PM
Again, I fail to see the problem with Bush's comment. America should always support freedom and democracy, and not support tyranny.
What's the problem?
There are 2 issues regarding the US president openly supporting an event in a foreign country:
1- Iran's ruling clergies have already twisted the events into "hooliganism by a bunch of traitors" backed by the US. If the US president gets more vocal, poeple will be deterred more too.
2- there is a question of double standard here. If the US president pokes his nose into Iran's affairs, he cannot criticize Iran for doing the same to its neighbor(Iraq).