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I Didn’t Wear the Green

June 18th, 2009 · No Comments

I will say right up front that I don’t know who actually won the election in Iran.  And I’m not sure anyone else does either.  In the aftermath of the election, the protesters have been out in force and the government has been cracking down harshly.  People all over the world have rightly condemned this brutality.

But some have gone further, concluding that the election was stolen and calling for sanctions against Iran.  So far, US official policy has not gone this far; President Obama is taking a “wait and see” approach.  And he is taking some heat for it.

CNN.com had a good article today giving background information on the situation, including the evidence that some say proves the election was rigged.  Politico.com has an equally good article presenting the viewpoint that, despite the deplorable crackdown, President Ahmadinejad could well have won fair and square.  If true, the protesters would have to be seen in a different light; rather than being on the side of justice, they would, in fact, be attempting to overthrow the results of a legitimate election.

That’s why I agree with President Obama’s wait and see attitude.  And why I chose not to tint my Twitter avatar green.

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