The people are speaking

The question now is, who is listening?

Election Protest - Tehran

Election Protest - Tehran

For some reason, I don’t think we are

White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said in a written statement that the U.S. is watching the situation.

“Like the rest of the world, we were impressed by the vigorous debate and enthusiasm that this election generated, particularly among young Iranians,” Gibbs said. “We continue to monitor the entire situation closely, including reports of irregularities.”

Maybe I’m wrong. I am a product of the Texas Public School system after all, but this doesn’t look like a “spirited debate” to me.

At some point, you’ve got to put your money where your oh-so-eloquent mouth is.

The opportunity will most likely not happen at a time and place of your choosing. It will not happen when you are ready. It will not come when the teleprompter is loaded and the lights are on.

Regardless, the world will judge what we do when the time does come.

I just hope we aren’t found wanting.

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One Response to The people are speaking

  1. Niall says:

    I would say that taking to the streets to protest a crooked election is precisely evidence of democracy, at least at the grassroots level. Pity we didn’t have the same response after Bush stole the election in 2000. And given our government’s systematic addiction to torture and denial of basic human rights, it’s really hard for us to judge at this point.

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