[ExI] left on iran

Jeff Davis jrd1415 at gmail.com
Mon Jun 29 21:43:00 UTC 2009

One final note on this business.   There's an old saying: "Be careful
what you wish for." or in the immortal words of Spock, "After a time,
you may find that having is not so pleasing a thing after all as
wanting. It is not logical, but it is often true."

Having Mr. Mousavi as the Iranian president might not have proven all
sunshine and roses for the US:

from "Liberty and the Tehran Spring"


"...as CQ’s Jeff Stein points out, "may yet turn out to be the avatar
of Iranian democracy, but three decades ago Mir-Hossein Mousavi was
waging a terrorist war on the United States that included bloody
attacks on the U.S. embassy and Marine Corps barracks in Beirut.
Mousavi, prime minister for most of the 1980s, personally selected his
point man for the Beirut terror campaign, Ali Akbar Mohtashemi-pur,
and dispatched him to Damascus as Iran’s ambassador, according to
former CIA and military officials."

It's rare, but in this case I disagree with J. Raimondo, preferring
the positions taken by Mssr. Roberts and the Leveretts:

Is This the Culmination of Two Years of Destabilization
Are the Iranian Protests Another US Orchestrated "Color Revolution?"


Ahmadinejad won. Get over it.

Best, Jeff Davis

 "Everything's hard till you know how to do it."
                        Ray Charles

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