Originally posted by Aries 1B
Honestly, I don't remember. That page struck me as 'less than spontaneous' as well. Sad story about the boy, though. That story, if true, if representative of conditions in Iran and if a source of outrage to Iranians in the Street (which would tell about their value system - of which I know nothing about), tells me that Regime Change in Iran could, perhaps, be brought about from Within. With Discrete Assistance.
If, if, and if...
I could name five nations right now with way worse human rights abuses than Iran. Community level human rights violations are in no way a reason to invade Iran, rather than say Pakistan, India, Indonesia, China, North Korea, and any number of African nations, who all have a far worse, well documented history of human rights abuse, both at the community and government level. Using human rights as an excuse to invade Iran (or Iraq, for that matter) is hiding the true motivation for action.
By the way, Afghanistan is producing more opium than ever in the country's history
. The war on drugs has apparently been abandoned by the very conservatives that launched it. If you can't beat 'em, join 'em? When do we start "terrorist attacks" that kill innocent civilians? Oh, yeah, we already do that, too
Way to get those foreigners on our side, George!
My dick is far better at gaining moral high ground than the neocons are. And they talk about values?