July 20, 2009
Quote of the Day
These are girls who fear what they perceive as dishonor more than they fear death; and welcome death to end what they have been taught to see as dishonor. That is the finest human spirit, and it calls out to us.
I would bear my part in the cause of their liberation, as I did in Iraq. My beloved, I know, is glad to have me home after so long abroad: but surely she would excuse me one last time, though with pain, in the defense of women of such spirit and such sorrow.
Posted by Cassandra at July 20, 2009 07:15 AM
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what a horror... yes, we must do our best to eliminate such regime
Posted by: olga at July 20, 2009 12:48 PM
Let us not forget Neda, the young woman who was shot and killed on a street corner in Tehran while observing the protests. Obama finally provides tepid support for the protesters but holds back for fear of antagonizing the Mullahs.
Next on the list of lefty loons to be afforded support by Obama are the Hondurans. Throwing out a Hugo Chavez wannabe, Zelaya, who do we officially support? The leftist Zelaya who was constitutionally removed for trying to overturn the term limits in their constitution presumably to be Presidente for life.
Let us not forget Saddam's rape rooms and torture facilities. Islam is truly a peaceful religion if you can stomach what they do their women and girls, minorities, non-believers, apostates, etc. Where in the civilized world is the outrage? Where is the call to arms to support these brave and courageous women in the MSM?
Posted by: vet66 at July 20, 2009 01:22 PM
"No one who has sat through this trial can ever forget. The sterilization of men because of their political beliefs... The murder of children... How easily that can happen! There are those in our country today, too, who speak of the "protection" of the country. Of "survival". The answer to that is: survival as what?"
"A country isn't a rock. And it isn't an extension of one's self. It's what it stands for, when standing for something is the most difficult!"
"Before the people of the world - let it now be noted in our decision here that this is what we stand for: justice, truth... and the value of a single human being!" - Spencer Tracy, from "Judgement at Nurenberg".
President Obama has IMPORTANT GRAND AGREEMENTS to be made, and all this passe' Neocon talk about "Axis of Evil" is an impediment to those IMPORTANT THINGS.
Peace in our time!
If only, huh?
Posted by: Don Brouhaha at July 20, 2009 03:28 PM
If I may offer a leftist but (I hope) less-than-loony dissent:
First of all, if such practices are true, they are appalling crimes against women and human beings and need to end, we can all agree.
Bearing that in mind, remember that the protesters in Iran are Muslims too. They can despise the "Islamist" regime that they live under without renouncing Islam. For my part, I am happy to call myself a Christian, but have no desire whatsoever to live under a "Christianist" state.
If Iraq has taught us anything, it is that the people who will suffer the most should America invade Iran will not be the few tyrants who currently oppress that nation, but the very same peaceful citizens who have gone to the streets to protest for democracy. It is they who will inevitably get caught in the crossfire. Before we invade another Muslim nation, perhaps we should wait until the people, rather than a fringe of power-hungry, opportunistic exiles, extend us an invitation. Should that day come, however, I'm as prepared as anyone to put myself on the front lines.
Posted by: grifter at July 21, 2009 11:25 PM