Sunday, October 17, 2004
Words have power....
Are similar words strengthening the rule of the mullahs in Iran? From the Studen Movement Coordination Committee in Iran:
In an email recently sent from Senator and Presidential hopeful John Kerry to the anti-Western Mehr News Agency and reprinted in the Tehran Times, the State-controlled news agency of Iran, John Kerry apologised to Iran for President Bush and promised to repair the "damage" he has caused, presumably by the same policies praised in the letter from the pro-democracy Iranian group.
Sadly, we are also painfully aware of how the actions and the attitudes demonstrated by the U.S. government over the past three years have threatened the goodwill earned by presidents of both parties over many decades and put many of our international relationships at risk.
It is in the urgent interests of the people of the United States to restore our country's credibility in the eyes of the world. America needs the kind of leadership that will repair alliances with countries on every continent that have been so damaged in the past few years, as well as build new friendships and overcome tensions with others.
Thanks to Kerry's email, Iran's leaders just might find the strength of will they need to hold off the ravages of democracy for a little while longer. Undoubtedly, they hope that Kerry might win in November and relieve the pressure from President Bush to work for a more democratic Iranian government. In fact, let's not forget that Iran is a known supporter and exporter of terrorism. Would anyone be surprised if Iran-backed terrorists are even now planning to do whatever they can to ensure Kerry's election in November? After this email, he'd certainly be the preferred candidate of Iran's Mullahs.
Thanks, John. I'm sure the people of Iran appreciate your efforts to give aid and comfort to the enemies of democracy, their oppressors.